Questions: Adult Sex Offenders

Specialized Knowledge and Experience for Treatment Providers

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do state standards establish minimum education, training, and experience requirements for sex offender treatment providers?
  2. Is a formal certification process required for sex offender treatment providers?
  3. Does a formal monitoring or oversight entity exist to review credentials for sex offender treatment providers?
  4. Is an “approved provider” list maintained?

Prison–Based Treatment Providers

  1. Do prison–based sex offender treatment providers receive specialized training about the following:
    • Etiological theories of sex offending?
    • The heterogeneity of sex offenders (e.g., typologies, pathways)?
    • Risk factors associated with recidivism?
    • Specialized risk assessment?
    • Contemporary models of treatment?
    • Process–related variables (e.g., important therapist features, therapeutic climate)?
    • Treatment outcome research?
    • Supervision and other key sex offender management strategies?
  2. Do prison–based sex offender treatment providers receive routine (e.g., weekly, biweekly) clinical supervision?
  3. Are new treatment providers required to observe experienced treatment providers before delivering services?
  4. Are new providers required to be under the direct supervision of an experienced provider for an established period of time?
  5. Are prison–based treatment providers required to obtain continuing education/ongoing training?
  6. Are funds offered to support continuing education/ongoing training for prison–based providers?
  7. Is contemporary research and practice literature available on site and updated routinely?
  8. Are staff meetings or other opportunities used to discuss contemporary research and practice literature?
  9. Does peer consultation occur between prison–based treatment providers?

Community–Based Treatment Providers

  1. Do community–based sex offender treatment providers receive specialized training about the following:
    • Etiological theories of sex offending?
    • The heterogeneity of sex offenders (e.g., typologies, pathways)?
    • Risk factors associated with recidivism?
    • Specialized risk assessment?
    • Contemporary models of treatment?
    • Process–related variables (e.g., important therapist features, therapeutic climate)?
    • Treatment outcome research?
    • Supervision and other key sex offender management strategies?
  2. Do community–based sex offender treatment providers receive routine (e.g., weekly, biweekly) clinical supervision?
  3. Are new treatment providers required to observe experienced treatment providers before delivering services?
  4. Are new providers required to be under the direct supervision of an experienced provider for an established period of time?
  5. Are community–based treatment providers required to obtain continuing education/ongoing training?
  6. Are funds offered to support continuing education/ongoing training for community–based treatment providers?
  7. Are staff meetings/provider network meetings used to discuss contemporary research and practice literature?
  8. Does peer consultation occur between community–based providers?

Questions: Juvenile Sex Offenders

Specialized Knowledge and Experience for Treatment Providers

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do state standards establish minimum education, training, and experience requirements for juvenile sex offender treatment providers?
  2. Is a formal certification process required for juvenile sex offender treatment providers?
  3. Does a formal monitoring or oversight entity exist to review credentials for juvenile sex offender treatment providers?
  4. Is an “approved provider” list maintained?

Residential/Juvenile Correctional Treatment Providers

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do residential/juvenile correctional sex offender treatment providers receive specialized training about the following:
    • Etiological theories of juvenile sex offending?
    • The heterogeneity of juvenile sex offenders (e.g., emerging typologies, pathways)?
    • Adolescent development?
    • Differences between juvenile and adult sex offenders?
    • Risk factors associated with recidivism of juvenile sex offenders?
    • Specialized risk assessment of juvenile sex offenders?
    • Contemporary models of treatment for juveniles?
    • Family–based interventions?
    • Process–related variables (e.g., important therapist features, therapeutic climate)?
    • Treatment outcome research with juveniles?
    • Supervision and other key juvenile sex offender management strategies?
  2. Do residential/juvenile correctional sex offender treatment providers receive routine (e.g., weekly, biweekly) clinical supervision?
  3. Are new treatment providers required to observe experienced treatment providers before delivering services?
  4. Are new providers required to be under the direct supervision of an experienced provider for an established period of time?
  5. Are residential/juvenile correctional treatment providers required to obtain continuing education/ongoing training?
  6. Are funds offered to support continuing education/ongoing training for residential/juvenile correctional providers?
  7. Is contemporary research and practice literature available on site and updated routinely?
  8. Are staff meetings or other opportunities used to discuss contemporary research and practice literature?
  9. Does peer consultation occur between residential/juvenile correctional treatment providers?

Community–Based Treatment Providers

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do community–based sex offender treatment providers receive specialized training about the following:
    • Etiological theories of juvenile sex offending? The heterogeneity of juvenile sex offenders (e.g., emerging typologies, pathways)?
    • Adolescent development?Differences between juvenile and adult sex offenders?
    • Risk factors associated with recidivism of juvenile sex offenders?
    • Specialized risk assessment of juvenile sex offenders?
    • Contemporary models of treatment for juveniles?
    • Family–based interventions?
    • Process–related variables (e.g., important therapist features, therapeutic climate)?
    • Treatment outcome research with juveniles?
    • Supervision and other key juvenile sex offender management strategies?
  2. Do community–based sex offender treatment providers receive routine (e.g., weekly, biweekly) clinical supervision?
  3. Are new treatment providers required to observe experienced treatment providers before delivering services?
  4. Are new providers required to be under the direct supervision of an experienced provider for an established period of time?
  5. Are community–based treatment providers required to obtain continuing education/ongoing training?
  6. Are funds offered to support continuing education/ongoing training for community–based treatment providers?
  7. Are staff meetings/provider network meetings used to discuss contemporary research and practice literature?
  8. Does peer consultation occur between community–based providers?