Social Policy

TMagnifying glass over bookshe SASS Policy team conducts research to:

  • Identify, explore and advocate for the needs of our clients, their families and support professionals.
  • Explore and advocate for structural reform to better prevent and respond to sexual violence at a societal level. 
  • Ensure that SASS programs, policies and practices are based on best practice.

SASS believes first and foremost that survivors of sexual violence are the experts in this area. We strive to incorporate and represent the views of survivors in all of our policy work and advocacy efforts.

 

Our Policy team also:

  • Prepares submissions to Federal and Tasmanian State Government inquiries and processes.
  • Provides input into and advocates for reform to sexual assault legislation.
  • Undertakes internal evaluations to ensure that SASS programs and practice benefit from continuous improvement.
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SASS response to Royal Commission Issues Paper 8: Experiences of Police and Prosecution Responses

In our response to the Royal Commission's Issues Paper 8: Experiences of Police and Prosecution Responses, SASS raised recommendations across a number of areas, including specific professional development for police officers and prosecution working with sexual assault victims, and integrated case

SASS Position Paper PSB/SAB

This Position Paper makes recommendations in relation to the design of a Tasmanian response to children and adolescents who display problem sexual behaviour (PSB

SASS Options Paper: Responding to Problem Sexual Behaviour in Tasmania

SASS is calling for input into the development of a Tasmanian response to the issue of children and adolescents who display problem sexual behaviour and/or sexually abusive behaviour. We outline a number of issues for consideration in this consultation paper.