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Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration

Richards, Kelly; Death, Jodi; McCartan, Kieran


Kelly Richards

Jodi Death


Perpetration of sexual violence is widespread in Australia, creating long-term negative effects on wellbeing. Community safety is enhanced through reducing the risk of reoffending by those who have sexually offended. A key avenue to reducing risk of reoffending is a community-based program model that aims to reintegrate sexual offenders into the community. Understanding how community-based programs impact recidivism rates is therefore very important. In Australia, few programs that provide this support have been the subject of research. The research project Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration looked at two such community-based programs, and documented program characteristics that are key to supporting reintegration and reducing the risk of reoffending.


Richards, K., Death, J., & McCartan, K. (2020). Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration. NSW, Australia: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

Report Type Research Report
Acceptance Date Mar 4, 2020
Online Publication Date Mar 25, 2020
Publication Date Mar 25, 2020
Deposit Date Mar 6, 2020
Publicly Available Date Mar 26, 2020
Pages 1-164
Series Number 7
Keywords community-based programs; sexual offender reintegration; risk of reoffending; sexual violence; community safety
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