On October 19, 2015 Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence Directors of Victim Advocacy in collaboration with the Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior, Court Support Services Division (CSSD), and Department of Correction (DOC) held a day long training for advocates, parole and probation officers and treatment providers.
150 team members including Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence’s own post-conviction victim advocates, attended the training which focused on the collaborative state model of Sex Offender Supervision and how best to proceed in the Action Plan and Approved Supervisor Process for offenders on probation and parole. This was the second statewide training held for team members since Connecticut adopted the collaborative model of sex offender supervision in 2007.
CSSD’s Executive Director, Steve Grant was on hand and acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the units and their focus on this population. The day highlighted the importance of the collaborative model, and each participating agencies’ roles in ensuring that sex offender supervision in Connecticut has, at its core, victim and community safety at all times.
Cory Rogers, Clinical Supervisor,CTPSB
Samantha Bassett, Clinical Supervisor,CTPSB
Robert Santoemma, Chief Probation Officer II, CSSD
Tracy Miller, Director of Victim Advocacy,The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
Caitlin O’Brien, Director of Victim Advocacy, The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence