Washington Association for 
the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Welcome to the WATSA website! 

Who we Are

The Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA) is a state chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Incorporated in 1984, ATSA is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization. ATSA was founded to foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education and provide for the advancement of professional standards and practices in the field of sex offense management.

 

Our Goals

ATSA is an international organization focused specifically on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of persons who commit sex offenses. As a state chapter of ATSA, we similarly strive to:

  • Elimination of sexual victimization;
  • The protection of our communities through responsible and ethical treatment commit persons who who commit sexual offenses;
  • The prevention of sexual assault through commit management of persons who commit sexual offenses;
  • The maintenance of high standards of professionalism and integrity within its membership.



Upcoming Events


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Department of Corrections, Sex Offender Treatment Program, Monroe, WA (Psychologist 4)
 


Chapter Announcements

  • The 2014 Annual Conference will be held at Suncadia Resort from February 28th to March 2nd. Space is limited, so register today!
  • Interested in the WA State Sex Offender Policy Board's review of SSOSA? View the recent power point summary of the results of the SSOSA Survey and the Summary of SSOSA changesrecommended by survey participants. For a more detailed review of the results of the survey, see links on our SSODA/SSOSA page.
  • Would you like to share your knowledge at a WATSA general meeting? Or do you have an idea for a presentation topic?  Let us know!
  • Need to renew your membership or want to join WATSA? Fill out an application!
     
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