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Sex offender risk assessment

Best Practices in the Assessment, Treatment, and Risk Management of Persons Who Have Sexually Offended

This report is intended to provide a comprehensive review of best practices in the assessment, treatment, and risk management of persons who have sexually offended. 

Years of Predicting Dangerously

This report looks at recent empirical evidence for clinical adjustments to actuarial-based risk prediction for sexually violent predators (SVPs).

A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R and Static-2002 Risk Scores and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act

This report investigates the effectiveness of various sex offender classification instruments which is important in determining best practices.

SOTIPS: Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale

The Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) is a statistically-derived dynamic measure designed to aid clinicians, correctional caseworkers, and probation and parole officers in assessing risk, treatment and supervision needs, and progress among adult males who have been convicted of one or more qualifying sexual offenses and committed at least one of these sexual offenses after their 18th birthday … SOTIPS item scores are intended to reflect an individual's relative treatment and supervision needs on each risk factor.

Sex Offender Treatment Skills for Corrections Professionals [Distance Learning Training Program: Videoconference Held March 12-15, 2001]

This 36-hour distance learning event enhances the effective assessment, treatment, and management of incarcerated sex offenders.

Assessment of Sex Offenders for Sentencing, Supervision and Treatment [Videoconference held February 10, 1999]

Objectives of this three-hour videoconference include: Articulating the purposes for assessment and evaluation of sex offenders and the issues and challenges inherent in each; understanding the limitations of traditional risk and needs assessment tools for sex offenders; identifying and defining the available approaches and instruments used to effectively assess and evaluate sex offenders; distinguishing between effective and ineffective risk assessment tools; and identifying the complementary roles of treatment providers and supervising agents in conducting and interpreting assessments and evaluations

Effective Supervision of Adult Sex Offenders in the Community [Videoconference held February 9, 2000]

The goal of this videoconference is to enhance the ability of probation and parole agency staff (line officers, supervisors, and policymakers/administrators) to supervise sex offenders in the community more effectively.

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