The Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science is a nationally and internationally recognised provider of consultation, evaluation and primary research services across correctional and health settings. Associate Professor Rachael Fullam is our Consultation and Evaluation Lead working with Professor James Ogloff and Professor Michael Daffern to develop, coordinate and manage all consultation and evaluation activity. Organisations that utilise our services have access to the extensive breadth of expertise across the Centre. 

Our services include:

  • providing expert advice
  • providing literature, best practice and state of the science reviews
  • development and validation of specialist assessments, programs and focused interventions
  • process and outcome evaluations of new and existing services
  • contributing to the development and revision of public policy.

We work closely with each client organisation throughout the life of each project to identify their key priorities and preferred approach. We are increasingly adopting data visualisation techniques and other reporting strategies to produce adaptable project outputs that focus on the communication of key findings and implications.

If you would like to discuss engaging the CFBS Consultation Service, please contact Associate Professor Rachael Fullam for an initial discussion by emailing or calling +61 3 9214 6237.

Consultancy projects

Examples of completed consultancy projects include the following.

  • Review of the Youth Justice System in Victoria (Victorian Government)
  • Review of the operation of the Forensic Disabilities Act 2011 and consideration of Queensland forensic disability service system (Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)
  • Review of the Motivational Interactions Implementation Model (Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)
  • Evaluation of Violence Prevention Learning Programs (Department of Human Services, Commonwealth of Australia) 
  • Evaluation of programs for serious violent offenders (Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)
  • Evaluation of the Youth Support Service/Aboriginal Youth Support Service (Youth Justice Division, Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)
  • Evaluation of the Be Real About Violence Program and development of the Adolescent Violence Intervention Program (Youth Justice, Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)
  • Evaluation of the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Program (Victorian Institute for Forensic Mental Health) 
  • Evaluation of the Community Integration Program (Victorian Institute for Forensic Mental Health)
  • Smoke Free Prison Project (Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)
  • Review of Queensland Adolescent Sexual Offending Services (Department of Youth Justice, Queensland)
  • Evaluation of the Embedded Youth Outreach Program (Victoria Police).
  • Validation of the Violence Risk Scale (Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)

  • Validation of national threat assessment tools: Risk-Aide Mémoire and the Grievance-Fuelled Risk-Aide Mémoire (Department of Home Affairs).

  • Development of a Reintegration Assessment package (Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety)

  • Concept development to assist departments to better respond to persistent youth offenders (Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department of Education and Training (DET) and Victoria Police (VicPol))

  • Case prioritisation research consultancy (Family Violence Investigation Unit, Victoria Police).

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