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Correctional Suicide Prevention Framework

The Correctional Suicide Prevention Framework outlines a single overarching whole-of-system approach which complements existing department standards and procedural documents used to guide activities on a daily basis.

This framework serves as a key reference guide for all relevant documentation and creates transparency in the key theoretical underpinnings and principles to guide the strategic nature of suicide risk management and prevention.

The framework also outlines the interplay between environment, procedures, training and culture containing a detailed summary of key risk factors, precipitation events that may increase risk, and warning signs that a prisoner or offender may be having serious thoughts about taking their life.

The Correctional Suicide Prevention Framework contains a set of foundational principles to inform and guide prevention activities in correctional settings and a set of key objectives to be achieved across six operational domains in both custodial and Community Correctional Service environments, specifying target groups and related actions as well as and key supporting activities.

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Author: Department of Justice & Regulation - Justice Health
Publisher: Department of Justice & Regulation - Justice Health
Date of Publication: 2015
Copyright: State Government of Victoria, 2015.


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