The National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (NOSPI) will set standards for the way our governments and community partners respond to and engage with male perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence.
Governments acknowledge that both men and women can be perpetrators or victims of domestic, family and sexual violence. However, evidence shows that domestic, family and sexual violence are forms of violence most often committed by men against women and their children.
The glossary below defines the meaning of key terms for the purposes of the NOSPI to help people understand their intended scope and application. The definitions listed in the glossary have been developed through extensive consultation among Australian governments as well as with stakeholders in the domestic, family and sexual violence sectors.
The NOSPI definitions generally follow the definitions used in the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Please note the definitions may differ from the technical and legal definitions used for specific purposes, for example in government legislation.