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Handbook of Sex Offender Treatment

HandbookofSOTreatment The following is a book review by Russ Immarigeon, MSW, Editor, Corrections and Mental Health

'"Sex offenders, like all humans, are complex dynamic creatures and their treatment should reflect that complexity."

Barbara K. Schwartz

Now serving as director of the Maine Department of Corrections' Sex Offender Treatment Program, Barbara K. Schwartz has labored over sex offender issues for four decades, starting in 1971 when she was asked, despite her lack of background on this topic, to write a report about sex offenders in New Mexico. At the time, she quickly learned, few others had expertise on this topic and over the course of intervening years she has become one of the country's leading authorities on the subject. Before moving to Maine, Schwartz directed statewide sex offender treatment programs in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Washington. For many years, she directed the clinical programs at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. Later, she directed initiatives in Missouri and New Jersey when she presided over Public Safety Concepts, a private provider of sex offender treatment programs. Overall, she has directed sex offender treatment programs in 15 prisons.

Posted Thu, Aug 4 2011 3:57 PM by Tracey Vessels


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