Sex Offending

Publications

The Allegheny County Sex Offense Court: Using Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Accountability and Safety

The Allegheny County Sex Offense Court: Using Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Accountability and Safety

By Rebecca Thomforde Hauser

This monograph summarizes what justice-system practitioners can learn from the growing body of research into effective ways to manage sex offenders and incorporate evidence-based best practices such as procedural fairness, risk and need assessments, and deterrence. As part of that summary, the paper offers an in-depth profile of the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Court. Located in Allegheny County, Pa., which includes the City of Pittsburgh, the specialized court has been in operation since 2011. Working with its partners, the court has created a response to sex offenses that enhances both victim safety and offender accountability.

Publications

Fact Sheet: Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: A Checklist for Justice-System Practitioners

Fact Sheet: Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: A Checklist for Justice-System Practitioners

Directed at justice-system practitioners and agencies and others working with victims and offenders, this fact sheet provides answers to some of the most common and salient questions about intimate partner sexual abuse. It also includes a series of concrete recommendations to aid the justice system in identifying and responding to the abuse in order to better support the safety and healing of victims and to hold offenders accountable. This fact sheet is a companion piece to our previous publication designed for victim advocates, 'Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Listening and Responding to Survivors,' undertaken in collaboration with Safe Horizon.

Publications

Sex Offense Courts

Sex Offense Courts

By Juli Ana Grant and Rebecca Thomforde Hauser

An overview of sex offense courts in New York State, including key principles and a discussion about how they work with community stakeholders to enhance sex offender management.

Publications

Establishing a Model Court: A Case Study of the Oswego Sex Offense Court

Establishing a Model Court: A Case Study of the Oswego Sex Offense Court

By Juli Ana Grant

An in-depth look at the establishment of the first designated sex offense court in New York State.

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'A New Way of Doing Business': A Conversation about the Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts

'A New Way of Doing Business': A Conversation about the Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts

By Robert V. Wolf

A summary of a 2008 roundtable discussion about how to coordinate problem-solving courts on a statewide basis.

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