Unfortunately, the incidence of sexual assault has increased over the past decade, 1 , 2 and the long-term management of sex offenders has been fervently debated in our society. In the United States, approximately , sexual offenders are under the custody of correctional agencies each day, and more than half are under conditional supervision in the community. Forensic psychiatrists are often asked to evaluate individuals accused or convicted of sexual offenses for a variety of purposes, including the assessment of dangerousness, risk for recidivism, involuntary commitment, inclusion in a state's sex offender registry, competency, and criminal responsibility. Like most other forensic evaluations, the assessment of sexual offenders involves performing a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, reviewing available police reports and criminal history, and contacting available collateral sources of information to verify information provided by the defendant.
Offense Specific Evaluation
NC DPS: SEX OFFENDER SPECIFIC EVALUATIONS & TREATMENT : SEX OFFENDER SPECIFIC EVALUATIONS
Sex offense is defined in Once a sex offender has entered a plea or has been convicted, the offender must undergo a sex offense-specific evaluation, which includes an evaluation for treatment, an evaluation for risk, and procedures required for monitoring of behavior to protect victims and potential victims. The primary purpose of this evaluation is to identify levels of risk and specific factors that require attention in treatment and supervision. The results are used in making recommendations to the Court regarding the supervision, treatment, and sentencing of an offender.
Assessing Sex Offenders
Skip to main navigation. You must participate in a sex offense-specific assessment. You must participate in a sex offense-specific treatment program and follow the rules and regulations of that program. The probation officer will supervise your participation in the program provider, location, modality, duration, intensity, etc. Statutory Authority Under 18 U.
The SORS program offers specialized evaluation services conducted by experts in the use of specialized, empirically supported approaches and testing instruments. Each client in the SORS program is recommended to have a comprehensive Psychosexual Evaluation completed prior to their acceptance. Psychosexual Evaluations completed by outside persons are acceptable if the evaluator is a listed sexual offender evaluator with the SOMB and the report includes the required information outlined in the Colorado Sexual Offender Management Board Standards and Guidelines. The evaluation can also be used to help identify other or secondary issues that may contribute to improved mental health and reduction of risk i. Drug and alcohol abuse treatment, anger management, trauma resolution, etc.