Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is an international, multi-disciplinary, non-profit organization dedicated to making society safer by preventing sexual abuse. ATSA promotes sound research, evidence-based practice, informed public policy, and collaborative community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who sexually abuse or are at risk to abuse. ATSA sets ethical and practice standards for treatment providers, and provides referrals. The association was incorporated in 1985 and has its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, United States.
ATSA is an international organization focused on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective treatment and management of sex offenders. It has approximately 3,000 members from 26 countries, with chapters throughout the United States and in Utrecht, Netherlands. Members include researchers, treatment providers, corrections officials, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and students.
ATSA hosts the world's largest annual conference and leading educational venue for individuals working on issues related to the research, treatment, and management of sexual abuse. Conference locations vary each year.
According to the Institute for Scientific Information, the peer-reviewed journal's 2016 impact factor was 2.926, ranking 5th out of the 58 tracked journals in criminology and penology.
The journal typically receives 100-150 manuscript submissions annually from researchers and practitioners in 25-30 countries and has an acceptance rate of approximately 50 percent.
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