Joan Tabachnick has developed educational materials and innovative sexual violence prevention programs for national, state and local organizations over 25 years. Her primary focus is on preventing the perpetration of sexually harmful behaviors, particularly in adolescents and young adults. Joan created the educational programming for Stop It Now! before starting her own consulting practice. Since then she has been director of NEARI Press, founding co-chair of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) prevention committee, and is executive director of MASOC. Joan is a fellow of ATSA and awarded a fellowship with the Department of Justice, SMART Office. with a focus on preventing campus sexual misconduct.
Joan serves on a number of national and statewide task forces including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Stop It Now!. Her written work includes a National Sexual Violence Resource Center publications titled “Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention,” and another titled “Family Reunification after Child Sexual Abuse,” and a publication through ATSA called “A Reasoned Approach: The Reshaping of Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.” Joan is currently co-writing a book chapter about “Incorporating What is Known about Respondents and Their Perspectives into Thoughtful Adjudication Practices.”. Visit www.joantabachnick.com for more information.