Questions: Adult Sex Offenders

Family Issues

  1. Are family members of sex offenders linked to relevant treatment and other supportive resources prior to release to address issues and concerns (e.g., domestic violence, substance abuse, parenting skills deficits, mental health problems) that may interfere with successful community reintegration?
  2. Do treatment providers, supervision officers, and others work with sex offenders and their families to develop strategies to cope with the community reactions they may experience after release?

Family Reunification

  1. Do policies or procedures delineate family reunification processes for sex offenders?
  2. Are issues pertaining to family reunification addressed prior to sex offenders’ release from institutions?
  3. If victimization occurred within the home, are sex offenders prohibited from returning to the residence once they are released from incarceration, if victims remain in the home?
  4. If victimization occurred within the home, are referrals for services provided to non–offending partners, victims, and other family members prior to release?

Questions: Juvenile Sex Offenders

Family Issues

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Are family members of juvenile sex offenders linked to relevant treatment and other supportive resources prior to release?
  2. Is family therapy required for juvenile sex offenders and their families?
  3. Are parents of juvenile sex offenders required to be actively involved in the transition planning process?
  4. Are specific strategies used to engage the parents of juvenile sex offenders in the transition planning process?
  5. Do treatment providers, supervision officers, and others work with juvenile sex offenders and their families to develop strategies to cope with the negative community reactions they may experience after release?

Family Reunification

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do policies or procedures delineate family reunification or preservation processes for juvenile sex offenders?
  2. Are issues pertaining to family reunification/preservation addressed prior to juvenile sex offenders’ release from facilities?
  3. If victimization occurred within the home, are juvenile sex offenders prohibited from returning to the residence once they are released from residential/institutional custody placement, if victims remain in the home?
  4. If victimization occurred within the home, are referrals for services provided to parents/caregivers, victims, and other family members prior to release?