Sex Offender Risk/Needs Assessment & Case Planning

A key aspect of working with sex offenders is assessing and minimizing the likelihood of re-offending. Our courses teach you how to score the most widely-used actuarial risk and needs scales for the assessment of sexual offenders and how to apply those results to case supervision.

Who Should Take These Courses

Our sex offender courses have been designed for professionals conducting risk assessments and/or providing case planning and supervision with sexual offenders, including probation officers, parole officers, police officers, institutional classification officers, forensic social workers, psychologists, and those persons who work in the justice system.

Courses are directed both to those with no prior experience with risk/needs assessment measures and case planning and to current users seeking to refine and consolidate their expertise. The courses are also suitable for organizations who would like to train their staff and contractors as a group.

Dr. R. Karl Hanson, the co-creator of STATIC-99R, STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007, has a video message for those interested in taking these courses. If you can play and hear Dr. Karl Hanson's video introduction below, you likely have the computer requirements to play the video clips in these online courses.


Courses are offered part-time, consisting of self-study, group interaction and online instruction. Students may download all course materials. Each course is self-paced and guided by a trained professional working in the field of sex offender risk/needs assessment and case supervision.

Course Overviews

STATIC-99R: Sex Offender Risk Assessment (SOAP105)
Participants learn how to score and interpret the STATIC-99R risk assessment tool with adult male sexual offenders.

STABLE-2007/ACUTE-2007: Sex Offender Needs Assessment (SOAP106)
This training provides detailed instruction and practical experience in the use of the STABLE-2007 and the ACUTE-2007 needs assessment tools.

Sex Offender Case Planning (SOAP108)
Participants learn to develop dynamic, effective case plans that focus on the unique risk and needs of sexual offenders who have been assessed using STATIC-99R, STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007.

Computer Requirements

Participants must be comfortable using computers and the Internet.

Check to see if you meet the other minimum computer requirements for this course.


To register, contact the JIBC Registration Office at or 604.528.5590, toll-free 1.877.528.5591 (North America only).

(Note: Online registration is only available in Canada; all others must register by contacting the Registration Office.)

More Information

If you have questions or would like to discuss customized training for groups, contact Dennette Frisby, Program Assistant, by email

Last updated July 30, 2013