Report Summary: Civil Commitment: Best Practice Informed Recommendations
Published in February 2021, ATSA's statement "Civil Commitment: Best Practice Informed Recommendations" is a summary of the 2020 report: Civil Commitment: One Approach for the Management of Individuals Who Have Sexually Abused. It provides guidelines on policy and treatment in sex offender civil commitment programs. Collaboratively developed with the Sex Offender Civil Commitment Network (SOCCPN), it emphasizes evidence-based practices within the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) framework. The statement outlines how to apply these principles effectively, emphasizing the need for treatment engagement, unbiased decision-making, and dignified interventions. It also advocates for continuous evaluation and research on these programs' efficacy, aiming to inform future practices and policy decisions.
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