Myths and Misconceptions About Sex Offenders


The purpose of the Offender Management Subcommittee is to specifically address issues related to the assessment, management, and treatment of sexual offenders.  The goal of the subcommittee is to reduce sexual assault by improving the methods of managing identified sex offenders.

In an effort to inform the community on sexual abuse and sexual offenders, the Offender Management Subcommittee encourages you to read “Eight Things Everyone Should Know About Sexual Abuse & Sexual Offenders,” a paper adopted by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

When sexual violence happens, communities often ask whether they could have done something to prevent the violence from ever happening. The Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence guidance document is a good place to begin considering the broad range of behaviors, beliefs and conditions that support violence, and those that promote healthy interactions, relationships and sexuality.

If you want to learn more about sex offense specific treatment outcomes for juvenile and adult offenders, we invite you to read the following position papers published by the Offender Management Subcommittee:

Sex Offense Specific Treatment Outcomes for Juveniles

Sex Offense Specific Treatment Outcomes for Adults.