Questions: Adult Sex Offenders

Psychiatric Assessments

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do agency policies or procedures require mental health screenings as part of an overall assessment strategy with sex offenders?
  2. In practice, are mental health screenings conducted as part of an overall assessment strategy with sex offenders?
  3. Are referrals for more thorough psychiatric assessments made promptly when mental health screenings identify potential needs?
  4. Do psychiatric assessments address potential needs for pharmacological interventions?
  5. Are the psychiatric or other qualified mental health professionals who conduct such evaluations specially trained in forensic mental health issues, sexual deviance, and/or sex offender management?
  6. When psychiatric assessments are conducted, do policies or procedures allow for critical information–sharing with key professionals responsible for the management of the cases?
  7. In practice, are results from psychiatric assessments, including any specific implications for sex offender management strategies, shared with key professionals responsible for the management of the cases?

Questions: Juvenile Sex Offenders

Psychiatric Assessments

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do agency policies or procedures require mental health screenings as part of an overall assessment strategy with juvenile sex offenders?
  2. In practice, are mental health screenings conducted as part of an overall assessment strategy with juvenile sex offenders?
  3. Are referrals for more thorough psychiatric assessments made promptly when mental health screenings identify potential needs among youth?
  4. Do psychiatric assessments address potential needs for pharmacological interventions?
  5. Are the psychiatric or other qualified mental health professionals who conduct such evaluations specially trained in adolescent mental health issues, sexual deviance, and/or juvenile sex offender management?
  6. When psychiatric assessments are conducted, do policies or procedures allow for critical information–sharing with key professionals responsible for the management of the cases?
  7. In practice, are results from psychiatric assessments, including any specific implications for juvenile sex offender management strategies, shared with key professionals responsible for the management of the cases?