Research Opportunity

As some of you may know, Oregon is one of the sites chosen to participate in The Juvenile Treatment Progress Scale Development and Implementation research project. This is a project funded by the Unites States Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Dr. Sue Righthand and Dr. Robert Prentky are the researchers on the project.

While most of the youth and treatment programs/providers that will participate in the study are through the Oregon Youth Authority, there is an opportunity for outpatient providers and the youth involved in the juvenile justice system that are participating in outpatient treatment to also be part of the study. Attached is an overview of the project, time commitment and benefits of site participation. There are no costs involved for any of our local sites that would like to participate and our providers will receive free training.

Right now we are trying to find out which county juvenile departments and their outpatient sex offender treatment providers are interested in participating. The training for providers will be coming up in early 2018, so we need to know as soon as possible. If both the local juvenile department and outpatient providers are interested in participating, please let us know and send Debbi Martin ( contact information for both the agency point person and the outpatient provider. I will then be sharing this info with the Grant Project Manager, Tamara Kang, who will then be in contact with you.

Feel free to share this with any other jurisdiction that may be interested. This is a great opportunity to have Oregon youth be represented in the research for such a system-changing project!

Debbi Martin, MJM

Sr. Policy Advisor – Community Services

Oregon Youth Authority

Desk: 503-378-3864

Cell: 503-551-0487


For more information about this project, please click the following link:

Treatment Needs and Progress Scale_Prentky-Righthand_Project Description 8.8.17



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2018 Conference Coming Soon to Springfield, OR.                                                   Pre-conference May 7th / Conference May 8th and 9th

Presenters:  We are looking for interesting, contemporary topics related to juveniles who have committed sexual offenses and comprehensive, victim-centered interventions.  We are interested in topics that are relevant to therapists, residential care staff, foster care providers, and juvenile parole/probation staff.

If you have material you would like to present at the 2018 conference, please follow the link below to download more information and a session application form.

2018 OASOTN Call for Papers.

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Who We Are

The Oregon Adolescent Sexual Offending Treatment Network (OASOTN) is committed to the prevention of sexual abuse by providing professional training and support, technical assistance, and legislative action.  OASOTN promotes opportunities for training and collaboration of professionals that work with youth who have sexually abused.  Additionally, OASOTN advocates for the highest standards in practice with youth who have sexually abused to promote individual, family, and community safety.

Our Mission

Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network is dedicated to the effective management and treatment of sexual offending youth to promote individual, family, and community safety and wellness.

Our Objectives

  • Provide and promote opportunities for training of best practices in the field.
  • Facilitate collaborative partnerships with professionals who work with youth and families impacted by sexual abuse.
  • Promote awareness of the impact of sexually abusive behavior committed by youth.
  • Educate local communities and the legislative body on issues pertaining to youth sexual offending behavior.

Members of OASOTN include:

  • Probation/Parole officers
  • Treatment providers
  • County juvenile departments
  • DHS staff
  • OYA facilities
  • Community members
  • Foster parents
  • You!