Adolescent Sexual Offender Treatment at the SAFE-T Program
Adolescent sexual offenders are responsible for approximately 20% of sexual assaults against teens and adults and between 30 and 50% of sexual assaults against children (Barbaree, Hudson, & Seto, 1993). Most adolescent sexual offenders referred for an initial assessment have a history of previously undetected sexual offenses, suggesting that isolated incidents of sexual aggression are relatively uncommon. Although it is not known what proportion of adolescents continue to commit offenses as adults, it was found recently that 37% of a small sample of untreated, violent adolescent sexual offenders reoffended sexually as adults (Rubinstein, Yeager, Goodstein, & Lewis, 1993). Furthermore, it is a widely held belief that many adult sexual offenders began offending during their teenage years (e.g., Prentky & Knight, 1993).
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