Colorado Counseling and Consulting Services
Colorado Counseling & Consulting Services
2970 N. Academy Blvd, Suite 312
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Phone: (719) 444-0250
Fax: (719) 444-0253
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Juvenile Sex Offense Specific Evaluation

A written report will be provided to the referring agency, usually the defense attorney in the case of a pending case with the juvenile justice system. The report is substantive and provides explicit observations about the client’s personality, sexual interest and arousal patterns, and their propensity for sexual perpetration. The evaluation report is constructed after the guidelines of the Colorado Department of Public Safety and Sex Offender Management Board for the STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE EVALUATION, ASSESSMENT, and TREATMENT AND SUPERVISION OF JUVENILES WHO HAVE COMMITTED SEXUAL OFFENSES. Such reports will include a description of the tests administered, the results of these tests, a history of allegations regarding the client, the client’s social history, delinquency and conduct/behavioral issues, current individual functioning, current family functioning, cognitive functioning, developmental competence, personality/mental disorder concerns, sexual history, awareness of victim impact, amenability to treatment, risk assessment, external relapse prevention systems, and recommendations.

Any or all of the following tests and measurements are used in the administration of juvenile sex offense specific evaluations:

  • Clinical interview with the juvenile and their parent or guardian
  • Social History form completed by parent or guardian
  • Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory for Adolescents – MMPI-A
  • Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory – MACI
  • Personal Sentence Completion Inventory),
  • The Juvenile Sex Offence Assessment Protocol (JSOAP 2)
  • The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR)
  • The Abel Assessment for sexual interest
  • The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
  • The Adolescent Clinical Sexual Behavior Inventory (ACSBI)
  • Hindman Juvenile Culpability Assessment – HJCA
  • The Child and Adolescent Risk Evaluation (CARE)
  • The Ryan Multi-dimensional Test (RMT)

In addition to these tests and measurements evaluations utilize as much information as can be provided for a review of clinical record. Important items to provide to the evaluator include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Police Report, Victim Statements, and Discovery (usually provided by the defense attorney)
  • Department of Social Services (DHS) history and current treatment plan
  • Copies of all previous psychological evaluations
  • Relevant documents (discharge summaries, assessments, etc.) regarding the physical health, mental health and treatment history of the individual being evaluated.  
  • Relevant history of school problems including current individual education plan (IEP), and suspension and expulsion history.