Section 8: Summary
30 Minutes

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Over the course of this training, we have covered a tremendous amount of material related to juvenile sex offenders and their management in the community. I know that this is a lot of information to digest, but I hope that it has helped you to begin to understand more fully some of the contemporary research and professional literature about these youth and the associated implications on our work. There are no “magic bullets” or easy answers in this field. Rather, the effective management of sexually abusive youth is a complex issue that requires the involvement of multiple agencies and the integration of several key components.

Before we leave, I would like to emphasize several key “take home” messages:

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I want to take this opportunity to remind you again about a number of organizations and their Web sites that offer additional information and resources related to juvenile sex offender issues. They include:

You can also visit the CSOM Web site at www.csom.org for additional information related to the management of both juvenile and adult sex offenders. There you will find links to additional curricula, other Web sites, a searchable database, and information about upcoming events, downloadable documents, and a number of other resources.

There are also local resources available to you about current efforts to manage these youth effectively in this jurisdiction.

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In closing, I want to thank you for your commitment to these youth, their victims, their families, and our communities. I know that this can be challenging, and at times, emotionally draining, work. Thank you for your good efforts in this area, and I hope that the training has been helpful to you.

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