Men Accountable for Sexual Exploitation

MASE Intake: PDF version or Editable version

The next MASE class will be held at the Waite Park Police Department on Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Mission:

To reduce all forms of commercial sexual exploitation through an accountability-focused program for men who have solicited commercial sex.

Program Outcomes:

Participants will…

  • hear testimonies from local survivors about the impact of men’s sexually-exploitative choices.
  • receive information on the realities of the sex industry, prostitution, pornography, and trafficking.
  • understand the attitudes, behaviors, and social forces that lay the foundation for male violence and abuse.
  • recognize and interrupt their individual decision-making process to prevent further exploitation.
  • receive resources and referrals.

Enrollment Process:

  1. Visit cmsac.org/mase
  2. E-mail completed intake to cmsac@cmsac.org (use subject: MASE Intake )
  3. Call CMSAC during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) at 320-251-4357 to confirm that we have received your intake and to confirm there is still space for you to enroll in the next class.
  4. Your confirmation call and $150 down-payment will officially register you for the class.

Other Info (see intake for full  details):

  • This program began development in 2015. The first class was held in March of 2016 under the former name, “Not Buying It.”
  • MASE is an equivalent to other “John Schools”/demand reduction programs across the country. MASE is not intended to be a diversion program to escape criminal charges/convictions.
  • The total cost to attend MASE is $750 (payable by money order only) and proceeds will fund victim services for survivors of sexual violence and exploitation served at CMSAC.

Participant Feedback:

“This program was an eye-opener” -NBI participant 

“You never hear about what really happens… the abuse etc. I was impacted by how the women feel about their side of the story it’s horrible” -NBI participant 

“Everything talked about was very helpful. My eyes were opened to many things about our culture and how I fit into it. I was very interested in the story of our rape culture. Now that I understand how I was apart of it and moving forward how I can change it!  … I want to change that by changing minds of people I know.”  -NBI participant 

“I was unaware of the impact totality overall… it showed me the larger picture.” -NBI participant 

To the women he exploited: “I would like to say I never meant to hurt you. I understand I have caused you pain. I will stand up for you from here on.” -NBI participant