Juveniles Who Sexually Offend: Recommending a Treatment Program and Level of Care

R. Gregg Dwyer, Elizabeth J Letourneau

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Abstract

Specialized interventions for juveniles who have committed sex offenses have been widely available for 25 years. These interventions initially were based largely on adult sex offender interventions, with little consideration of developmental and other differences that distinguish juveniles from adult offenders. More recently, interventions have been developed that address youth-specific factors associated with problem sexual behaviors and that include a stronger family focus. This article reviews the history of intervention approaches, summarizes specialized evaluation methods and addresses the assessment of juvenile recidivism risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-429
Number of pages17
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Juveniles
  • Risk assessment
  • Sexual offending
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Juveniles Who Sexually Offend : Recommending a Treatment Program and Level of Care. / Dwyer, R. Gregg; Letourneau, Elizabeth J.

In: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 20, No. 3, 07.2011, p. 413-429.

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