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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CURE-SORT Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants - Sex Offenders Restored through Treatment


Be sure to visit the new site over at CURE-SORT http://www.cure-sort.org ! 

Sex Offenders Restored through Treatment (SORT), a non-profit organization under IRC section 501(c)(3), is an issue chapter of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) that works to provide information, resources, contacts, and support to individuals, families, defense attorneys, treatment providers, public media, legislators, law enforcement personnel, and other professionals who work with or are interested in issues of sexual abuse and its prevention. 

They have a blog, they cover assessment, treatment, resources, books and civil commitment of SVP’s including the CURE C.C. Newsletter. 

Mary Devoy
 


Welcome to our new site. It is a new look under an updated name from May 2013, and yet we are the same organization, seeking a restorative approach to sexual abuse for all parties involved.

The Board of CURE-SORT, and as we were previously known as Sex Abuse Treatment Alliance (SATA), held long discussions about our mission and objectives, and the path that we were following to accomplish them.

As a result of those discussions, we decided to change the name to CURE-SORT in recognition of our role as an issue chapter of International CURE, a long-time national prison reform organization, and our emphasis on treatment of those who display inappropriate sexual behavior and perform acts of illegal sexual behavior.

In making this decision, we realized that our presence on the Internet, which is the foremost place for individuals to seek information and assistance, the previous SATA-SORT website was not up to the standards that we expected.

Originally, we had decided to provide a blog only for exchange of ideas, but realized that access to information regarding the assessment and treatment of individuals who have displayed both inappropriate and illegal sexual behavior, while readily available, was not easily understood. For the most part, information was presented for treatment providers, law enforcement or researchers but not presented in a fashion where the various components were explained as to what they were and how they fit together.

The Board of CURE-SORT set out therefore to re-design our previous web pages under the new domain CURE-SORT.org. This re-design included the verification of previously presented information and categorizing it into the areas where they belonged. We developed information on what assessment and treatment of individuals who had displayed inappropriate or illegal sexual behavior consisted of in terms the public could understand. We developed a greater amount of information on Civil Commitment of those who had completed incarceration of illegal sexual behavior and yet are confined on the premise they may be a danger to re-offend.

It our hope that through this blog we will be able to express news, comments, opinions and updates on issues relating to the assessment and treatment of those individuals who need help in managing their inappropriate and/or illegal sexual behavior.  We communicate with numerous researchers and will be relaying new material, and when they seek information or comments from the public for their work, we will announce it.

We openly welcome any input that visitors to this site wish to make and will seek to include those comments in the blog, both positive and negative, for the discussions it will raise.

Wayne Bowers
CURE-SORT Executive Director