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Short Version
Section 5: An Overview of Sex Offender Treatment for a Non–Clinical Audience
What to Look for in a Treatment Provider
10 Minutes

Lecture Topic TOPIC: LOCATING SEX OFFENDER–SPECIFIC TREATMENT PROVIDERS
(4 Minutes)

Use SlideUse Slide #10: Locating Sex Offender–Specific Treatment Providers

Some of you might be wondering how to locate qualified and competent sex offender–specific treatment providers in your jurisdiction. If you live in a state where treatment providers are regulated in some way, your task might be quite simple. A list of treatment providers, typically referred to as approved or certified providers, is usually available from your state or local regulatory body (typically a sex offender management task force or council). However, this is likely to be the case in only a minority of states. If you live in a state without a regulatory body, you may have to look further to identify well qualified sex offender–specific treatment providers. There are two national sources of information that might be of help to you.

ATSA
4900 S.W. Griffith Drive, Suite 274
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 643–1023
atsa@atsa.com
www.atsa.com

Safer Society Foundation
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, VT 05733–0340
(802) 247–3132
www.safersociety.org

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers maintains a state–by–state list of all of its members, which numbers well over 2,000 nationally. Most states also have active State Chapters. ATSA can provide you key contact information for its membership in your state.

The Safer Society Foundation is another source of information and is particularly helpful in identifying treatment programs, both outpatient and residential (you’ll recall that Safer Society conducted the national survey we reviewed earlier).

The contact information for both of these organizations is on the slide.

Here are a few other suggestions and ideas about locating sex offender–specific treatment providers and building treatment capacity in your jurisdiction.