Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Melissa Grady and I a faculty member at the Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service. I along with my colleague Jill Levenson, professor at Barry University in Florida, are conducting a study aimed at understanding the role of trauma and later sexual offending.
There are two surveys associated with this study. The first is one for practitioners who work with individuals who have sexually offended (ISOs). The second survey is for ISOs and have received treatment focused on this issue.
You are being contacted as someone who has potentially had a history of sexually offending and we are hoping that you will help with this study in two ways. The first is that you will participate in this web-based survey that should take approximately 15 -20 minutes. The second is that you will pass on this email to other ISOs who may be willing to participate in the study.
A full consent form is included in each of the surveys, as well as more information regarding risks and benefits.
The link for the CLIENT survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QZBTMVS
If you or others would like/need paper version, we have attached that as well. It can be printed and then mailed to:
Melissa Grady, PhD
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064
Feel free to contact me with additional questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 202-319-4387 Thank you very much for your support in the completion of this study.
Melissa D. Grady, PhD, MSW, LICSW