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Sex Offenders: Understanding and Responding to Crimes Against Children

Presented by Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S.

Date: July 10, 2019

Time: (Check-in at 8:30 am) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Sacramento, CA

This training is FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Kelly Flugum at

Course Description: This workshop will contain three parts.  The first part will be “Sex Offenders: What Judges, Lawyers, Investigators, and Child Advocates Should Know,” which will focus on the various theories about the etiology of pedophilia and development of pro-offending attitudes, plus the more typical patterns of sexual offending committed by juvenile and adult sex offenders.  The second part will be “Selection, Engagement, and Seduction of Children and Adults by Child Molesters,” during which participants will examine some of the specific strategies offenders report using to target, seduce, and exploit children and adults.  Part three will be “What Sex Offenders Can Teach Us About Interviewing,” which will examine the relationship between confession rates and sex offender characteristics.  Video clips will be used to illustrate some of the specific skills used by police to enable offenders to confess, along with recommendations for specific interview comments/questions from 26 veteran child abuse detectives from 10 law enforcement agencies in Oregon.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the typical number and type of sexual crimes committed by sex offenders prior to apprehension
  • Identify some of the family dynamics that make it difficult for children to report abuse by a family member or relative, and the reasons some children recant
  • Give examples of the various interviewer styles that appear to increase confession rates

Presenter: Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S. is currently the senior trainer for CBI Consulting and recently retired from a 35-year career of providing evaluation and treatment services to adult sex offenders and their families.  In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Jensen has provided training and consultation services to The National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, The National Children’s Alliance, The United States Navy, and a number of other law enforcement, child advocacy, and faith-based organizations.  Ms. Jensen served as Executive Director for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), chaired two of ATSA’s International Research and Treatment Conferences, and served as President of Oregon’s chapter of ATSA.  She also chaired the Offender Management Committee attached to the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, has been an instructor for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Training Institute for the past 15 years, and provided training for countless multidisciplinary teams throughout the US.  Ms. Jensen has published a number of articles related to sex offender treatment, and risk management and child abuse prevention.  She has testified as an expert witness in local and federal courts, and been a featured guest on radio talk shows and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Additional Information:

A confirmation letter with map and details will be emailed to you following registration.

Course meets qualifications for 6 hours of Continuing Education Units.  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CEUs will be available at training for a fee of $45.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training should contact Kelly Flugum at Requests must be made by June 28, 2019.

For additional information please contact Kelly Flugum at or (707) 992-0834.


Produced by the California Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services Branch, and co-sponsored by the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC)