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NCJ Number: 119236 Find in a Library
Title: Utah Report on Juvenile Sex Offenders
Author(s): L A Rasmussen; A Dibble
Corporate Author: Utah Task Force of The Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS)
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Utah Task Force of The Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually (NOJOS)
Price, UT 84501
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A task force created in 1987 to determine the extent to which juveniles contribute to Utah's problem with child sexual abuse found that the number of juveniles referred to juvenile courts for these offenses is increasing rapidly and that the majority of these youths are not receiving the necessary specialized treatment to prevent their inappropriate behaviors from continuing into adulthood.
Abstract: The task force recommends that Utah establish a continuum of legal intervention and treatment services for juvenile sex offenders. This continuum should include definition, investigation, assessment, adjudication, and treatment of the juvenile sex offender. The task force also proposed guidelines to aid in defining juvenile sex offending behavior. These guidelines recognize the needs of both the general population of juvenile sex offenders and special populations such as children under 12, developmentally disabled juveniles, and female juveniles. The task force found that all geographic areas of the State lacked resources providing the needed specialized treatment. The State legislature should develop and fund such programs and enact a Juvenile Sex Offender Act to allocate funding for developing resources and providing needed training. Figures, 57 references, and appended forms, lists of types of offenders, State laws, and related information are included.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Needs assessment; Sex offender treatment; Utah
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