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

Fri, April 21, 2017 12:00 PM • Seattle, WA
Fri, May 19, 2017 2:00 PM • Manson (Chelan), Washington

Spring Conference 2017 

Delmonico and Griffin page of links

WATSA Retreat - The WATSA retreat will be May 19-21st this year at Mountain View Lodge (MVL)  in Manson (Chelan) Washington.     The agenda is not finalized yet.  However, you can make your lodging reservation now.    Due to WATSA's arrangement with MVL, you must reserve a room for both Friday and Saturday night if you are staying at MVL.   More details about the program coming soon.

Useful FACTS SHEETS  from the Washington State Sex Offender Policy Board:   SOPB LINK

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!


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