Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences, and Corrections, 3rd edition (2010)

By Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee and Sandy Lane

The new edition of Juvenile Sexual Offending provides a research-based, goal-oriented approach to the assessment, treatment, supervision, and care of this difficult population.

Written by leading specialists in the field, the Third Edition represents the tremendous strides in research on brain growth and development. A thorough overview of the process of risk evaluation is included, as well as detailed and practical guidelines on gauging the possibility of repeated offense. Also included:

Juvenile Sexual Offending, Third Edition helps mental health professionals, child welfare, law enforcement, and juvenile justice professionals move toward successful assessment and treatment of juveniles who sexually abuse, reducing the risk of sexual abuse in future generations.

Moving Beyond Sexually Abusive Behavior: A Relapse Prevention Curriculum (2002)

This curriculum is a comprehensive guide and manual for therapists on how best to teach Relapse Prevention to adolescents. It builds an unambiguous, strong structure for making clear the lesson of permanently stopping sexually abusive behaviors. The curriculum sets a foundation; identifies internal and external factors that increase risk; recognizes new coping skills; and outlines the requirements of external supervision during transition and aftercare.

Moving Beyond: Relapse Prevention Student Manual

In Moving Beyond, Tom Leversee has upgraded and revised traditional approaches to enhance the teaching of Relapse Prevention to adolescents. Clear goals and strong structure provide a firm grounding for young people dealing with their sexually abusive behaviors. With no sense of being talked down to, adolescents begin learning their relapse chains and what goes into relapse prevention plans from the first page.

Book Chapters

Etiology and Typology of Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses (2014)
Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative. Washington, DC: National Criminal Justice Association, Office of Justice Programs (SMART), U.S. Department of Justice

Beyond risk management to a more holistic model for treating sexually abusive youth (2012)
Leversee, T. & Powell, K.M.
In B. Schwartz (Ed.), The Sex Offender Series, Volume 7. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute

Understanding and Applying Typologies in the Context of a Holistic Model for the Treatment of Sexually Offending Juveniles (2011)
In Calder, M. (Ed.). Contemporary Practice with Young People who Sexually Abuse. Holyoke, MA: NEARI press.

Providing Differential Treatment and Supervision to the Diverse Population of Sexually Abusive Youth (2011)
In Schwartz, B. (Ed.). Handbook of Sex Offender Treatment. Kingston, N.J. Civic Research Institute, Inc.

Providing Differential Treatment and Supervision to the Diverse Population of Sexually Abusive Youth (2008)
In Schwartz, B. (Ed.) The Sex Offender: Offender Evaluation and Program Strategies, Volume VI. Kingston, N.J. Civic Research Institute, Inc., 14-1-14-15.

Using Typologies to Individualise the Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision of Sexually Abusive Youth (2007)
In Calder, M. (Ed.). Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse: Taking the Field Forward. Lyme Regis, Dorset, Russell House Publishing, 38-52.


Eliminating the Pendulum Effect: A Balanced Approach to the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Sexually Abusive Youth (2001)
Leversee, T. & Pearson, C.
Journal of the Center for Families, Children, & the Courts Vol. 3, 45-57.

Increasing Staff Competence: A Clinical Supervision Model (1993)
INTERCHANGE: Cooperative Newsletter of the Adolescent Perpetration Network. Denver, CO. C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect