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Sex Offenders

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Treatment and Recidivism

Publications & Multimedia

The Assessment of Risk for Sexual Reoffense in Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015

The Effectiveness of Treatment for Adult Sexual Offenders
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015

The Effectiveness of Treatment for Juveniles Who Sexually Offend
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015

Recidivism of Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015

Recidivism of Adult Sexual Offenders
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015

Sex Offender Risk Assessment
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015

Resource Package for Paroling Authorities on Sex Offenders
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 2014

Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, October 2014

Evaluability Assessments of the Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Model, Cross-Site Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013

Sex Offender Programs
Federal Bureau of Prisons, February 2013

Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines From the Adam Walsh Act
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2012

Polygraph Testing for Juveniles in Treatment for Sexual Behavior Problems: An Exploratory Study
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2012

A Model of Static and Dynamic Sex Offender Risk Assessment
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2011

Sex Offenders: Recidivism and Collateral Consequences
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2011

Sex Offender Management, Treatment, and Civil Commitment: An Evidence Based Analysis Aimed at Reducing Sexual Violence
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2011

Related Resources

CrimeSolutions
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions is program and topical information related to sex offender treatment.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Sex Offenders
This section of the BOP site provides information about the custody and care of sex offenders in BOP facilities.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. See NIC's Sex Offenders page for a compilation of resources capturing current research and trends in the management and treatment of sex offenders.