This article is from Volume 5, Issue 1 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article. The literature pertaining to characteristics, patterns, and the treatment needs of juveniles who have committed a sexual offense has come a long way since its inception many years ago; however, there continues to be much to learn.
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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 wide variety of interventions have been used for juvenile sex offender management. Overall, all interventions that target juvenile sex offenders aim to reduce the sexual, violent, and nonviolent recidivism of juveniles Reitzel and Carbonell Although the treatment of sex offenders has been around for decades, treatment approaches have changed in recent years. For many years, juvenile sex offender treatment was largely based on adult sex offender treatment, as juvenile and adult sex offenders were thought to be similar. However, when research emerged indicating the developmental, motivational, and behavioral differences between juvenile and adult sex offenders, therapeutic treatment interventions for juveniles became more responsive to the diversity of sexually abusive behaviors and the specific offending-related factors found among adolescents and children. For example, juvenile offenders, both sexual and general nonsexual offenders, are generally more impulsive and less aware of the consequences of their actions than adults.
Over the years clinicians and criminal justice personnel have responded to the combination of criminal justice and clinical perspectives within our organization. This has enabled us to attract some of the most talented and experienced clinical and criminal justice staff in the field to work with us on our mission to reduce sexual victimization. Our Executive Committee is comprised of four licensed clinical professionals in psychology, social work and counseling who specialize in the treatment of sex offenders. These dual perspectives are evident in the CPC treatment and management program.
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