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What Sexual Assault Advocates and Programs Need to Know About Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification

This webinar will assist advocates in understanding the complexities of sex offender registration and community notification as it relates to victims of sexual assault. It will prepare advocates to answer questions from victims and their support people regarding sex offender risk levels, registration requirements, community notification, residency restrictions, personal safety and sexual assault prevention.

The webinar will also focus on sexual assault agencies being prepared to respond to the public and community leaders on the same topics. Providing accurate, non-inflammatory information and serving as a primary resource for prevention education and child safety are key roles for CSAPS.

Information, resources and examples will be presented.

Presented by Dawn Larsen

Dawn Larsen has been the Director of Projects for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) for the past six years. She oversees a variety of projects, including the Offender Watch Sex Offender Management Program, the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Program, the Statewide Protective Order Notification Program, the Unknown Suspect DNA Project, and the Sex Offender Address and Residency Verification Grants. Ms. Larsen holds an MA degree from St. Martin’s University in Counseling and Community Psychology and is a licensed mental health therapist. She has 25 years experience in crime victim services and has served as the executive director of statewide and community-based sexual assault programs. She has also served as administrator for child abuse prevention programs and child care programs for special needs children.


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Reviewed: April 8th, 2016