Treatment Impact of an Integrated Sex Offender Program as Measured by J-SOAP-II

Mark C. Rehfuss, Lee A. Underwood, Morgan Enright, Savannah Hill, Rod Marshall, Paula Tipton, Laura West, Kellie Warren

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Despite the increase in juvenile sex offending in society and the significant growth in the number of treatment programs, relatively few studies have examined the effectiveness of these programs. This study examined the effectiveness of an integrated sex offender program on a sample of 309 adjudicated male sex offenders in a juvenile correctional facility using the dynamic scale score of the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II (J-SOAP-II). The youth participated in one of the three treatment groups characterized by length of treatment and risk of recidivism: low risk (0 to 9 months), moderate risk (9 to 23 months), and high risk (23 to 56 months). A significant decrease in the dynamic scale scores of the J-SOAP-II was found only for the moderate treatment group (9 to 23 months).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • integrated sex offender treatment program
  • juvenile sex offender
  • recidivism
  • treatment effectiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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