The Michigan Department of Corrections transformed how it assesses and treats sexual offenders. The presenters will discuss what was not working, what was changed (e.g., evidence-based assessment and treatment), the results arising from these changes, and next steps.
- Describe the need for external and internal expertise, training, quality assurance, and inclusion of stakeholders in a treatment program for sexual offenders
- Review empirically validated risk and needs assessments for individuals with a history of sexual offending
- Summmarize manualized therapy and The Good Lives Model positive psychology
James Kissinger MA, Sexual Offender Services (SOS) Manager, Michigan Department of Corrections