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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.

Report Type Research Report
Publication Date Mar 25, 2020
Pages 1-164
Series Number 7
APA6 Citation 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)
Keywords community-based programs; sexual offender reintegration; risk of reoffending; sexual violence; community safety
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