Assessment and Intervention of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Adolescents that engage in sexual offenses raise high levels of concern for community safety. Assessment of both their treatment needs and the threat of danger that they represent leads to decisions about placement, recommendations to the court, and treatment.

Topics include:

  • Adolescent sex offenders in the context of adolescent development
  • Variability within the adolescent sex offender population
  • Risk assessment concepts, methods and available protocols
  • Matching placements and supervision levels to risk assessment outcomes
  • The purpose, scope and components of comprehensive evaluations
  • Conceptualizing treatment and case management as responsive to criminogenic and developmental needs

As a result of the workshop, participants will be better prepared to assess the needs of adolescent sex offenders and make individualized plans for their placement, treatment and supervision.  

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