Legislative and Court Responses
Professionals who treat and research sexual offenders have considerable insight to offer society. Their expertise enhances our understanding of the problem, as well as fostering the most effective treatment and management of offenders in the community. To ensure that this critical information reaches the public and those people who make key decisions, ATSA offers Legislative and Court Responses current to specific issues. These statements can be used to educate the public, as well as to offer consideration in the policy debates in administrative offices and in state and national legislatures.
The following Legislative and Court Responses have been developed by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
The following are a Press Release (11-03-05) and an Amicus Brief Doe v. Miller (In Opposition to Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Claiming that Such Laws Harm Children) filed on November 3, 2005 with the United States Supreme Court:
Filed in conjunction with CCOSO regarding Proposition 83 (residency restrictions in California). The following brief asserts that residence restriction does not enhance public safely or reasonably relate to the deterrence of future criminality and may result in harm to the victims it was designed to protect. March 2008