A new service for men
 INNOVATIVE: Founder of the Aboriginal and other males Healing Centre in Western Australia, Devon Cuimara. Madolyn Peters

INNOVATIVE: Founder of the Aboriginal and other males Healing Centre in Western Australia, Devon Cuimara. Madolyn Peters

DEVON Cuimara from Western Australia found a gap in domestic and family violence services.

He founded the Aboriginal and other males Healing Centre in Newman, Pilbara at the start of 2014.

He established the centre to specifically help male perpetrators of violence.

"The concept is to remove the male from the family home and allow the female and children to remain in the home," Mr Cuimara said.

He believes there is a total lack of programs available to men, who he said are the main issue.

"I hope to reflect that males need to be held accountable and responsible for their actions," he said.

His program aims to do this in order to get the perpetrators back to their families.

"The length of the program that is key," Mr Cuimara said.

The program runs for 12 months, unlike other programs in Western Australia, which run for a maximum of six weeks according to Mr Cuimara.

He bought along his proposal to the Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum held in Mackay yesterday and on Wednesday.

He hoped to get his message out about a national Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander committee for family and domestic violence.