Report: Civil Commitment: One Approach for the Management of Individuals Who Have Sexually Abused
Published in 2020, ATSA's report examines the use of civil commitment as a method to manage individuals convicted of sexual offenses. It advocates for evidence-based practices, highlighting the need for a continuum of services tailored to individual risk and needs. The report underscores the importance of Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) principles in offender rehabilitation, emphasizing that “one size fits all” approaches are ineffective. It calls for the integration of treatment and management within civil commitment, aiming to enhance public safety and offender rehabilitation.