The assessment and treatment of juvenile sex offenders in Ireland

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Title: The assessment and treatment of juvenile sex offenders in Ireland
Authors: Carr, Alan
O'Reilly, Gary
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6472
Date: Aug-2004
Abstract: Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a widespread national problem. Evidence indicates that in between one-quarter to one-third of all cases the perpetrator is a juvenile sex offender. In the Republic of Ireland there are only 4 juvenile sex offender treatment programmes staffed by interagency, multidisciplinary teams. These teams have developed rigorous assessment and treatment procedures. The programmes take account of the multifactorial causation of juvenile sexual offending and the need to involve families and a variety of agencies in helping these youngsters develop more productive lives and avoid recidivism. There is a need to develop and evaluate similar programmes in each region of the country.
Type of material: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine
Publisher: Special Residential Services Board
Keywords: Juvenile sex offenders;Adolescence;Sexual abuse
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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