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CIRCUIT BREAKER

Arresting Anger - Preventing Violence - Strengthening Families

About Matt

Matt Boulton is a domestic violence trainer, advocate and speaker based in Logan, Queensland. He is best known as the author of “Changing Tools” and the “Circuit Breaker” program, and as the former Counselling Director for CityCARE Counselling Centres, where he specialised in DV cases and working with perpetrators.

For ten years, Matt was a member of the Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project, where he represented the Australian Christian Churches movement, and produced the project’s “Not in My Church” documentary and training resource for clergy.

For five years Matt was an ambassador for White Ribbon Australia, providing workplace domestic violence training for the likes of Boeing Australia, RAAF Amberley, Enogerra Army Barracks, businesses and higher learning institutions in Australia and the Solomon Islands. He also provided media interviews on behalf of White Ribbon in every major Australian print masthead, as well as radio interviews for ABC’s Mornings program, RN Drive, PM, and Brisbane’s 97.3FM, to name a few.

Over the past 21 years, Matt has developed and delivered his Circuit Breaker program for the early prevention of domestic violence. In his current role as Community Development Coordinator for Hope Centre Logan, he continues to build the capacity of churches and community groups to positively engage with potential abusers in their communities. for this work, he was recently selected as a finalist for the Logan Citizen of the Year award.

As a speaker, Matt's approach is disarming, honest and insightful, since he has had to first overcome his own domestic violence issues early into his marriage and an ensuing separation. Today, 28 years on, Matt's greatest thrill is to see hurting or damaged people restored to the fullness which they were designed to enjoy and, to help resource community groups and churches to make a real difference. Matt is available for seminars, men's breakfasts and training events both in Australia and overseas (see Contact page).

Recent Media

Ryan Elson's "No Humble Opinions" Podcast (Sep 2020)  Language Warning