VATSA seeks to support the major goals of ATSA, which include:

  • Disseminate current information on clinical practice and research in order to promote best practices for the field.
  • Provide quality care to individuals who have engaged in sexual offending behavior to assist them to manage their risk of sexually reoffending, and to facilitate them living a safe, healthy and satisfying life. The prevention of sexual assault through effective management of individuals who commit sexual offenses.
  • The development of a public health approach to the prevention of sexual abuse.
  • The protection of our communities through responsible and ethical treatment of individuals who sexually offend, effective risk management strategies, public education and awareness, and the use of evaluation, treatment and management strategies that reflect the best available clinical and research knowledge, and the maintenance of high standards of professionalism and integrity within the membership.