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

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.