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WEBINAR SERIES MATERIALS

What Sex Offender Treatment Providers Need to Know About Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:30-4 pm ET - Download Webinar Slides | View Webinar Recording

Introduction to Sex Offender Treatment and Supervision for Victim Advocates
Friday, June 24, 2016, 1-2:30 ET - Download Webinar Slides | View Webinar Recording

Collaboration Between Sexual Assault Victim Advocates and Sex Offender Management Practitioners: Promising Examples from the Field
Friday, July 22, 2016, 1-2:30 ET - Download Webinar Slides | View Webinar Recording

Preventing sexual assault requires collaboration between a range of disciplines with a variety of perspectives, including victim advocates and sex offender management professionals, such as specialized offense-specific treatment providers and supervision officers. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting a partnership between four organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) – on a novel initiative to enhance such collaboration. The project includes training, technical assistance, written resources, and a series of webinars.

This webinar series was designed to address the questions, information needs, and interests expressed by victim advocates, survivor service providers, offender treatment providers and supervision officers, and others over the course of this initiative. These webinars are available to these and other stakeholders seeking an overview of what sexual assault victim advocacy entails, what is known about persons who commit sex offenses and “what works” to reduce and manage re-offense risk, and promising collaboratives between victim advocates and sex offender management practitioners. Please click the links above to access the training slides and webinar recordings for each session.


New funds will help the Center for Effective Public Policy prevent campus sexual assault

Building upon its prior work to address sexual violence, the Center for Effective Public Policy will team up with nationally renowned experts to develop campus sexual assault prevention strategies that focus specifically on campus environmental factors.

The project, which will be administered by the Center for Effective Public Policy, is the first campus-based effort of its kind, and was made possible thanks to a $750,000 award from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).

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NEARI Press Offering a Brand New Slate of Webinars for 2016-2017!

NEARI Press webinars are an excellent way to explore emerging research and revisit crucial topics. Webinars are FREE but space is limited. All webinars begin at 3:00 pm Eastern Time and run for one hour. Details about upcoming webinars for the 2016-2017 are provided on the NEARI Press website here: http://www.nearipress.org/webinars. This year's line-up features some of our most popular presenters from last year's series, including Phil Rich, Robin Wilson and more, as well as new and exciting topics and presenters.

After you register for a webinar online, we will send you information about how to sign on. If you have never participated in a webinar before, we ask that you join us 15 minutes before we begin for a short tutorial. In 15 minutes, we can teach you how to use the webinar system.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 413.540.0712 x14 or email at info@nearipress.org. We hope you will join us!

We will continue to add new details as they are formalized. Please watch for registration information in the coming weeks!

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Materials and Recording Now Available for: What Should I Know about Persons who Commit Sex Offenses – and What Works to Prevent Recidivism? A Primer for Victim Advocates and Survivor Service Providers - July 10th, 2015

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Preventing sexual assault requires collaboration between a range of disciplines with a variety of interests and perspectives, including victim advocates and sex offender management professionals, such as specialized offense-specific treatment providers and supervision officers. As such, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting a partnership between four national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) – on a novel initiative to support collaborative efforts. The project includes training, on- and off-site technical assistance, written resources, and a series of webinars.

This webinar was the second in the series. It was designed for victim advocates, survivor service providers, and others who are seeking an introductory overview of what is known about persons who commit sex offenses and “what works” to reduce and manage re-offense risk. During this webinar, presenters:

  • Dispelled myths and misperceptions and highlight what is known about this population;
  • Described risk factors linked to reoffending;
  • Highlighted specialized treatment, supervision and other offense-specific strategies and the effectiveness of these approaches; and
  • Emphasized victim-centeredness as a fundamental principle of sex offender management efforts.

For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contact Leilah Gilligan at lgilligan@cepp.com.

This project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice,
Office on Violence Against Women.


CSOM and NJC Partner to Deliver Training and TA to Judges and their Partners

With funding from the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) through its FY2011 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program, The National Judicial College (NJC) and CSOM are very pleased to announce the availability of training and technical assistance to courts and their partners as a means of enhancing sex offender management efforts within the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) model. This assistance will be offered in the forms of:

  • Multi-disciplinary training events to be provided in local jurisdictions regarding the Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) model; and
  • Targeted technical assistance to address specific issues in order to support the efforts of the courts and their partners in enhancing sex offender management efforts.

Because resources are limited, sites will be selected on a competitive basis. Any state, county, or tribal jurisdiction that is interested in enhancing judicial decision making and the justice system's responses to these challenging cases is eligible to apply for this assistance. The application can be found here:  http://www.judges.org/smart/pdf/CSOM-training-application.pdf.  Please contact Leilah Gilligan, CSOM Project Manager, at lgilligan@cepp.com for more information.