Foreword In1, males and 5, females aged under 15 years were recorded by police as victims of sexual assault but we know from crime victim surveys that sexual assault is the crime least likely to be reported to the police. We also know from research that adult sex offenders and victims are significantly more likely to have suffered abuse as children. A significant proportion of this abuse occurs within the family by intra-familial offenders.
Worling, J. Adolescent sibling-incest offenders: Differences in family and individual functioning when compared to nonsibling sex offenders. Adolescent sex offenders against females: Differences based on the age of their victims.
Practice Goals Given the prevalence of sexual offending by juveniles, coupled with the potential link between sexually abusive behavior during adolescence and sexual offending later in life, a variety of interventions are widely used for juvenile sex offender management. Overall, interventions that target juvenile sex offenders aim to reduce the sexual, violent, and nonviolent recidivism of juveniles through a variety of treatment modalities Reitzel and Carbonell Although the treatment of sex offenders has been around for decades, treatment approaches have changed in recent years.
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. This article reviews the literature concerning the treatment of juvenile sex offenders, an area that has only recently begun to receive attention by researchers. This review considers the types and modalities of treatment methods available as well as the research supporting their efficacy. Special issues for therapists who work with juvenile sex offenders are also discussed.
The International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders IATSO is an international non-profit professional organization based in Vienna committed to the promotion of research of and treatment for sex offenders throughout the world. They publish Sex Offender Treatmentan international peer-reviewed journal open to all scientists and practitioners researching sexual abuse. Marshall was the Director of Rockwood Psychological Services.
Juveniles charged with sex offenses are a significant part of the cases we see at the Meryhew Law Group. Juveniles are different than adult offenders in many ways, and we have learned that the key to success in representing those clients is to understand their needs and find appropriate solutions based on the particular juvenile we are working with. Sex offender treatment is one of the most effective ways to help a juvenile end a pattern of destructive behavior, and we are very experienced in finding the appropriate evaluator and treatment provider for our clients.
Much has been learned about these behaviors and populations in the past decade and this information is being used to develop more effective individualized and intensive residential treatment interventions throughout the country. Myth: "Juvenile sex offenders typically are victims of child sexual abuse and grow up to be adult sex offenders. While many adolescents who commit sexual offenses have histories of being abused, the majority of these youth do not become adult sex offenders Becker and Murphy,
Bythe number of programs serving juveniles had increased to more than Treatment approaches for juveniles who commit sexual offenses also have changed since the s. Juveniles who commit sexual offenses are clearly quite diverse in terms of their offending behaviors and future risk to public safety.
Sarah Boslaugh. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. How big a difference can new evidence-based treatment methods make in the cases of juvenile offenders with mental health problems?
Jump to navigation. Sex offender treatment is different than other therapies for adults. Sex offender treatment is a serious and encouraging process which focuses on learning specialized strategies for stopping abusive behavior, being accountable and taking responsibility for harm done. For the vast majority of those adults and juveniles who have committed a sexual offense, treatment significantly reduces the future risk of sexually abusing a child.