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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 Announces 2015-2016 Webinar Schedule

The following webinars are FREE but space is limited. All webinars begin at 3:00 pm Eastern Time and run for one hour. See the full list with dates below. Add these events to your calendar NOW and watch for registration information.Want to be guaranteed a spot? Become a sponsor!

Sponsorship is $98 for individuals and $250 for organizations. PLUS you get two NEARI Press books as a thank you for your sponsorship. Please contact Diane Langelier at 413.540.0712 x14 or at for more information or to sign up.

This year's line-up features some of our most popular presenters from last year's series as well as new topics and presenters.

2015-2016 Series Schedule

November 17, 2015 Supporting Families of Children and Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors;  Jane Silovsky, PhD and Jimmy Widdifield, MA, LPC

December 15, 2015 Supporting Parents to Raise Sexually Safe and Healthy Children; Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA

Jan 12, 2016 Juvenile Sexual Risk Assessment; Phil Rich, EdD, LICSW

March 15, 2016 Family Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse  "co-sponsored" with NSVRC; Peter Pollard, MPA and Joan Tabachnick, MBA

April 12, 2016 Treating Adult Sex Offenders; Jill Stinson, PhD

May 10, 2016 Ask the Experts: A Case Management Challenge;  Steven Bengis, EdD and David Prescott, LICSW

After you register for a webinar, 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 don't hesitate to email us at or call us at 413.540.0712 x14. We hope you will join us!

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

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:  Please contact Leilah Gilligan, CSOM Project Manager, at for more information.