The Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service, Fairfield Campus | Parkville College
The Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service (DFATS) in Fairfield, is a statewide disability forensic service that delivers time-limited treatment, support and residential services for people with a disability who display high-risk anti-social behaviour and who are involved, or at risk of being involved, in the criminal justice system.
DFATS operates a secure, highly structured and supervised residential facility that provides care for up to 20 residents, delivering therapeutic treatment programs that address offence-related needs, to develop residents’ skills to allow them to live safely in the community.
Whilst undertaking treatment at DFATS, residents are supported to reduce offending behaviour whilst increasing their skills, internal control and ability to understand their behaviour.
In February 2014, Parkville College commenced operation at the DFATS facility in Fairfield. Parkville College provides education and support, to the residents at the DFATS centre in Fairfield, similar to the education offering at all Parkville College campuses/sites.