Additionally, there are a variety of sex offender specific risk/need assessment tools you can use in conjunction with the ORAS to identify both sex offender specific and general criminogenic risk factors. A good source for information on this is the Center for Sex Offender Management (http://www.csom.org).
Hello Amy, thank you for your question about case planning with sex offenders. We strongly support building effective case plans—following the model described in The Carey Group’s training curriculum—with all medium and high risk offenders, regardless of offense type. The case planning model is built on evidence-informed research and best practices in community supervision and, in our view, should be universally applied. Sex offender case plans, like those of their non-sex offender counterparts, should initially focus on the highest influence dynamic sex offender specific and non-sex offender specific risk factors and, over time, address all risk factors that contribute to illegal and harmful behaviors.
Case planning addressing Criminogenic Needs as identified by the ORAS. Criminogenic needs of sex offenders are different; therefore, I was wondering if you have specific tools you use for sex offender need identification.
Jeff, the best resource for the most current information and training on sex offender management (the reference to “high risk and containment cases” leads us to assume this is the population you are working with) is the Center for Sex Offender Management. Please visit http://www.csom.org or email email@example.com for additional information. Good luck!