September 4 Day Webinar Event Schedule

Tuesday 15th September - 12.00 - 1.30pm

POSTGRADUATE DAY:

Elizabeth Deehan, University of Lincoln

Samuel Hales, University of Kent

Grace Ablett, University of Cardiff

Nikki Collins, NHS (previously University of Birmingham)

Cost: As this is a Student focussed event, this will be FREE to attend for all.

Wednesday 16th September - 10.00 - 11.30am

EXPLORING THE IMPLICATIONS OF SURVIVORS’ PERSPECTIVES OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR SEX OFFENDERS

Associate Professor Kelly Richards, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Dr Jodi Death, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Carol Ronken, Director of Research, Bravehearts, Australia

ABSTRACT

As part of an Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) funded evaluation of two reintegration programs for sex offenders, this presentation explores the views of survivors of sexual violence to the reintegration of convicted sex offenders into the community.  

From interviews with survivors, three key findings emerged: (1) Offender needs are intertwined with the needs of victim/survivor and communities more broadly; (2) Survivor views about sex offender reintegration are intertwined with views about the related concepts of offender accountability and treatability; and (3) Survivor views about sexual offender reintegration are largely instrumental and prospective 

This presentation will discuss the interview data in relation to acknowledging the needs of survivors in the design of offender programs and the inclusion of the voices of survivors in advocating for evidence-based programs to prevent reoffending by sex offenders.  

Thursday 17th September - 12.00 - 1.30pm

OVERVIEW OF IICSA RESEARCH

Rachel Hurcombe, Senior Research Officer, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

Holly Rodger, Principal Researcher, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

ABSTRACT

As part of an Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) funded evaluation of two reintegration programs for sex offenders, this presentation explores the views of survivors of sexual violence to the reintegration of convicted sex offenders into the community.  

From interviews with survivors, three key findings emerged: (1) Offender needs are intertwined with the needs of victim/survivor and communities more broadly; (2) Survivor views about sex offender reintegration are intertwined with views about the related concepts of offender accountability and treatability; and (3) Survivor views about sexual offender reintegration are largely instrumental and prospective 

This presentation will discuss the interview data in relation to acknowledging the needs of survivors in the design of offender programs and the inclusion of the voices of survivors in advocating for evidence-based programs to prevent reoffending by sex offenders.  

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