International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (IATSO)
Dear colleagues – we are saddened to note the passing of Dr Grant Harris who died unexpectedly in early October of a stroke. Grant was one of the keynote speakers at the IATSO conference in Porto, and was a prominent risk assessment researcher and a wonderful person. He will be missed!
IATSO was founded formally on March 24th, 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela during the 5th International Conference on the Treatment of Sex Offenders. It is an international non-profit organization committed to the promotion of research of and treatment for sexual offenders throughout the world.
Goals and Objectives
- The sponsorship of biennial International Conferences on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders for the dissemination of new research, treatment methods and to provide continuing education and networking opportunities
- The promotion of international, regional and local conferences on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders
- Updating the IATSO Standards of Care for the Treatment of Adult Sexual Offenders and the IATSO Standards of Care for the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders consistent with advances in knowledge of the treatment of sexual offenders
- Advocacy of humane, dignified, comprehensive, ethical and effective treatment of sexual offenders throughout the world