Summary

Managing the transition of the large (and increasing) numbers of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are released from residential and institutional facilities every year can be a difficult undertaking. By utilizing promising approaches to reentry from the general criminal and juvenile justice fields and applying the contemporary research on adult and juvenile sex offenders, effective transition strategies can be implemented. These strategies are dependent upon the implementation of agency missions that prioritize successful reentry and that recognize the importance of shared ownership of the transition and community reintegration among those who work within facilities and the community. Through cross–system, multi–disciplinary collaboration, complementary and seamless policies and practices can be implemented, successful offender outcomes can be supported, and sexual victimization can be reduced.