The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. ATSA promotes sound research, effective practice, informed public policy, and comprehensive prevention strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse. ATSA has approximately 3,000 members from more than 20 countries, many of whom are the leading researchers and practitioners in their fields.

Individuals that live in Illinois automatically become a member of Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers when they become a member of ATSA.  Becoming a member of ATSA gives you the benefits of being affiliated with an international organization and the local chapter.  
Benefits of ATSA/ILATSA membership for Illinois residents include:
  • Affiliation with an international association which strives to improve techniques for the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders
  • Affiliation with the state chapter that provides networking and training opportunities in-person and virtually on topics relevant to changes in the treatment of sex offenders in the Midwest.
  • Complimentary set of the ATSA Standards and Guidelines and Professional Code of Ethics
  • Opportunities to access and exchange ideas with other researchers, treatment specialists, and allied professionals
  • Opportunities to participate in the ATSA chapter in your jurisdiction
  • Registration discounts for ATSA’s Annual Research and Treatment Conference
  • Subscription to the quarterly newsletter, The Forum
  • Participation in ATSA’s standing and/or ad hoc committees
  • Involvement in clinical discussions, case consults, and networking through the members-only email discussion group*
  • Subscription to ATSA’s official journal, Sexual Abuse as well as access to more than 30 years of journal archives*
  • Access to SAGE’s online criminology journal collection, which contains twenty-five journals, including the top ranking Child MaltreatmentCrime & DelinquencyCriminal Justice and BehaviorJournal of Interpersonal ViolenceJournal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Trauma, Violence, & Abuse*
  • Opportunity to have your research listed on ATSA’s website*
*These membership benefits are not available to Associate Members.