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RMP provides assessment, intervention and risk management services to complex, serious and high risk/need offenders. This includes
RMP psychologists conduct comprehensive psychological and risk assessments to inform and support case management and treatment planning and work alongside CSNSW staff and offenders to reduce the risk posed within the correctional environment.
RMP psychologists work alongside Corrections Intelligence Group, the Extreme Threat Inmate Management Committee, Psychologists and Custodial Management to provide assessment and consultation services in relation to offenders who pose a risk to others and/or the good order and security of correctional centres.
RMP consists of the following units:
The SOAU is a unit within Risk Management Programs comprised of a team of psychologists based at the Long Bay Correctional Complex.
The SOAU was established to conduct brief and comprehensive psychological assessments to assist in 'whole of sentence' case management planning for identified serious offenders. The case management plan recommendations are based on an offender's level of risk, treatment needs, and responsivity factors
The unit maintains key relationships with the Serious Offenders Review Council (SORC), Case Management Units, sub-committees of the High Risk Offenders Assessment Committee (HROAC) and Intensive Therapeutic Programs (e.g. SOP, VOTP, IDATP).
The HRO team forms part of Risk Management Programs and is comprised of a team of psychologists primarily responsible for assessment and intervention services for serious and high risk offenders who may be eligible for/subject to an Order under the Crimes (High Risk Offenders) Act.
The HRO team are responsible for:
Offenders are referred for assessment via the Clinical Sub-Committee of the High Risk Offenders Assessment Committee (HROAC).
HRO psychologists work alongside a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Psychologists, Community Corrections staff, Police and DCJ Legal to provide assessment, intervention and risk management services to offenders eligible for/subject to an Order under the Crimes (High Risk Offenders) Act 2006.
Personality & Behavioural Disorders Services
The Personality and Behavioural Disorder Services (PBDS) is a mobile team that provides high-level multidisciplinary (psychological, behavioural and custodial) support to correctional centres managing offenders with a severe personality disorder and challenging behaviours.
Types of challenging behaviours may include:
Behaviours like these create a high demand on services, limit the offender's ability to progress from long term restrictive housing conditions and may impact on access to criminogenic treatment programs due to long term problematic behaviour.
The PBDS works collaboratively with staff (CSNSW and Justice Health) in the development and implementation of behavioural intervention, treatment and progression plans through: