Key recommendations of the 54-page policy statement include:
- Design and implement evidence-informed policy.
- Develop successful community policies that expand the notion of what constitutes abuser accountability; encourage community responsibility and healing; and provide safety, restitution, healing, and avenues for input for victims.
- Integrate what is known about perpetration into prevention programs, victim services, and public education.
The introductory quote from Eleanor Roosevelt makes me optimistic that this may signal a major shift for ATSA, which has significant legislative influence around the United States, in the direction of primary prevention.