Ignition helps young people to improve their social competency and independent living skills. It is a 17 topic program, delivered over a period of 3 – 6 months. Activities within each module are designed to enable participants to reflect on the influence their peers have on their decision making, to be challenged on their perceptions of self and others, and to practice positive interpersonal communication. Some modules are more heavily weighted towards practical living skills, such as budgeting and cooking, others are aimed at assisting young people to prepare for their transition from detention, preparing them with the skills and positive mindset to live independently and desist from offending.

The overall objectives of Ignition are to facilitate a change in young people’s beliefs, attitudes and lifestyles that have perpetuated their offending behaviour, and to increase participants’ ability to obtain and maintain independent housing.