What are they?

The ATSA Public Policy Briefs have been created for use by members of the media, policymakers and the members of their staffs, sex offender treatment and management personnel, and others who would like to know more about topics key to the successful management of adult sexual offending. Each policy brief consists of (a) a two-page overview highlighting key points on a particular topic, (b) a short bibliography related to the topic, and (c) links to a couple of key research articles available for download from the ATSA website.

Who wrote them?

The policy briefs were a collaborative effort by members of the ATSA Public Policy Committee’s Public Policy Briefs Subcommittee. Member Carmen L. Z. Gress, Ph.D. served as the lead author and editor of the briefs. Members Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., M.S.W., Gerald R. Hover, Ed.D., and Alisa Klein, MAIPS, assisted with guidance and editing. The bibliographies were developed by Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., M.S.W., Carmen L. Z. Gress, Ph.D., and Alisa Klein, MAIPS.

Need more information?

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to discuss the topics, please contact ATSA at

Sex Offender Registration & Notification

Sex Offender Residence Restrictions

Sex Offender Risk Assessment

Sex Offender Treatment for Adult Males