Building Capacity to Reduce Sexual Victimization by Promoting Collaboration Among Victim Advocates and Sex Offender Management Practitioners
There is great potential to enhance victim and community safety and prevent sexual victimization when sexual assault victim advocacy and sex offender management professionals work together. Recognizing this, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting four national organizations – the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) – in working together on an exciting new initiative. Through this project, NSVRC, RSP, ATSA and CSOM will deliver on-site training, provide on and off-site technical assistance, and develop training curricula and other written resources to support collaborative partnerships between sexual assault victim advocates and sex offender management professionals. We Need Your Help!
Our organizations share the common vision of reducing sexual violence. We have all long been proponents of collaborating across disciplines in order to accomplish this goal and hope that you will join us in advancing these efforts. As an important first step, and because we need your perspectives and insights about these issues, we have developed a needs assessment. Your responses will help guide the direction of the project’s efforts and shape the resources that will be developed for sexual assault victim advocates and sex offender management practitioners nationwide. Please click here to complete the needs assessment to make sure your voice is heard! The needs assessment will be open until Thursday, July 3rd.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Leilah Gilligan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you in advance for your contributions to this important initiative!