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Residential Program

Assessment Phase

2 to 4 weeks

  • Curfew 7pm – 7am
  • Core Groups
  • Topic Group
  • Living Skills Group
  • Life Skills Group
  • Counselling Weekly
  • Urines (Mon & Fri)
  • Daily Check-in
  • House Meeting (f/nightly)
  • Dosing (Fleet St)
  • No Takeaways
  • No Leave

Initial Phase

2 months

  • Curfew 7pm – 7am
  • Core Groups
  • Topic Group
  • Living Skills Group (until finished)
  • Life Skills Group (until finished)
  • Counselling (wkly)
  • Urines (Mon & Fri)
  • Parole Contact (wkly)
  • House Meeting(f/nightly)
  • Dosing (Fleet St)
  • No Takeaways
  • No Leave

Intermediate Phase

4 months

  • Treatment Review
  • Curfew 8pm – 7am
  • Core Groups (until finished)
  • Topic Group
  • Urines (Mon & Fri)
  • Counselling (F/nightly)
  • House Meetings (F/nightly)
  • Leave Permitted (must be approved)
  • Restore Relationships (where appropriate)
  • Dosing (may dose at pharmacy)
  • Takeaways (if linked to positive activity)

Graduation Phase

4 months

  • Treatment Review
  • Curfew 10pm – 7am
  • Urines (Mon & Fri)
  • Engaged in positive activity
  • Counselling monthly
  • Leave Permitted (must be approved)
  • Dosing (may dose at pharmacy)
  • Takeaways (if linked to positive activity)

Program Introduction

Wayback’s Four Phase Program is designed to move clients through a variety of activities to attain competency levels for graduation.

Assessment Phase (2-4 weeks)

During this phase the applicant resides in a Wayback house and undertakes normal program activities.  At the conclusion of the assessment period the applicant appears before the Review Panel who assess their engagement and determine if the applicant should progress to Phase I, have their assessment phase extended or be discharged.

Initial Phase (2 months)

The Initial Phase could be described as the ‘settling in phase’ where the focus is on establishing and engaging in program activities.  Clients are not permitted weekend leave, to work or undertake external courses whilst in the Initial Phase.

Intermediate Phase (4 months)

The Intermediate Phase could be described as the ‘consolidation and maintenance phase’ in which clients continue to display positive traits with a commitment to progressing in their rehabilitation as they work towards greater independence.

Graduation Phase (4 months)

This is the final stage of Wayback’s rehabilitation program and could be described as the ‘letting go phase’ where clients engage in a positive activity and accept responsibility in an ongoing maintenance plan. During this phase clients are given greater independence as they begin returning to the community.

Demerit Points

Whilst at Wayback clients are subject to a ‘demerit point system’ in which demerit points are attracted for non-compliance to program requirements.  At 32 demerit points they are discharged from the program.

Client Discharge

If a client is discharged they may apply for readmission after a period of 8 weeks but must be able to prove an ability to fully engage in the program before readmission is approved.