The KickStart program is an eight-week therapeutic group specifically for men who are involved in the justice system where a link has been identified between offending behaviour and substance use. The group program is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and it supports participants to reduce substance related offending whilst providing a holistic approach for behavioural change.

Suitable for

Suitable for moderate to high-risk male offenders who are required as a condition of their parole or community based correction order to participate in drug and alcohol treatment.


Grey Street, Ringwood

Address: 2 Grey St, Ringwood East 3135

Opening Hours: By appointment only

Phone: 1800 778 278 – central intake team 

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Referral requirements

Assessment via Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO), and Community Offender Advice and Treatment Service (COATS). To be eligible for the program clients must be a male who has had an assessment as part of their order and deemed suitable on the basis there is a link between offending behaviour and substance use.

Program duration

8 weeks

Waiting period

Varies depending on program and volume of requests. 



More information

For more information, please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 9843 1288 and request to speak to a KickStart clinician