The Need For Victim-Centered Practices and Policies Regarding Sexual Offending

Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Guest Speaker: Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky, LCSW

Recorded on: June 7, 2023
Length: One Hour

Though well-intentioned, policies and practices regarding sexual offending that are advocated by lawmakers and their constituents all too often result in efforts that are counterproductive for the long-term safety of the community. Just as problematically, they fail to adequately take into account the needs of the victims of abuse and do not adequately promote actions that can help individuals who have abused avoid re-offending.

This webinar reconsiders current interventions through the lens of holistic harm prevention, including community safety, victim empowerment and healing, and support for rehabilitating those who offend. The workshop further considers the potentially harmful effects of poorly implemented practices and policies. 

Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky, LCSW
Program Manager for the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky has worked for the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice as the Program Manager for the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management since 2006, where he is responsible for overseeing the work of the Sex Offender Management Board and Domestic Violence Offender Management Board on their development of standards for the treatment and management of individuals convicted of sexual offenses, approving treatment providers, and providing legislative and policy input. More specifically, Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky provides guidance to the Colorado State Legislature and Governor’s Office regarding the implementation of federal registration and notification laws including the Adam Walsh Act.

Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1990. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky worked as a clinician and evaluator of individuals who have been convicted or adjudicated for a sexual offense.

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    1. Thank you, Frezel!

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