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Do We Really Understand the Mind of a Juvenile Sex Offender?

Understanding Juvenile Sex Offenders As a child welfare professional, you know that some children and teens sexually abuse others. Some of these children live in homes you investigate for abuse and neglect. Others are in the custody of your agencies, and you are working either to reunite them with their families or to place them …

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Juvenile Sex Offender in Tennessee: Incidence & Demographic Characteristics

Juvenile perpetrated sexual aggression has been a problem of growing concern in American society over the past decade. Currently it is estimated that juveniles account for up to one-fifth of the rapes, 1 and one-half of the cases of child molestation 2 committed in the United States each year. The majority of cases of juvenile …

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What Separates Juvenile Offenders From Adult Offenders?

Juveniles are different than adult offenders in a number of ways. Based on our years of experience and published research,  we have learned that Juveniles have the lowest rate of recidivism. The key to accurate evaluations for juveniles is to understand their needs and ways to correct their behavior without punitive actions. Accurate and effective Evaluations can identify …

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How Megan’s Law Affects Juvenile Sex Offenders

The State of New Jersey enacted the statute commonly known as Megan’s Law in 1994 and amended it in 2001 and 2003. It requires certain convicted adult sex offenders and juveniles adjudicated as delinquent for commission of a sex offense to register with law enforcement authorities, schools and employers. The law also provides for varying …

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Assessing Juvenile Sex Offender Evaluations in Tennessee

The Sex Offender Treatment Board is part of the Tennessee Department of Correction which manages the Board’s legislatively mandated work including the Sex Offender Fund. In 1995, the Tennessee General Assembly created the Sex Offender Treatment Board in the Department of Correction. The General Assembly declared, reference TCA 39-13-702 (a), that the “…comprehensive evaluation, identification, treatment and …

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Effective Treatment for Juveniles Who Sexually Offend

Sex offenders have received considerable attention in recent years from both policymakers and the public. This is due at least in part to the profound impact that sex crimes have on victims and the larger community. While most perpetrators of sex crimes are adults, a significant percentage of sexual offenders are under age 18. Given the prevalence of …

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