Changes in J-SOAP-II and SAVRY Scores Over the Course of Residential, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Adolescent Sexual Offending

Jodi L. Viljoen, Andrew L. Gray, Catherine Shaffer, Natasha E. Latzman, Mario J Scalora, Daniel Ullman

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Abstract

Although the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol–II (J-SOAP-II) and the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) include an emphasis on dynamic, or modifiable factors, there has been little research on dynamic changes on these tools. To help address this gap, we compared admission and discharge scores of 163 adolescents who attended a residential, cognitive-behavioral treatment program for sexual offending. Based on reliable change indices, one half of youth showed a reliable decrease on the J-SOAP-II Dynamic Risk Total Score and one third of youth showed a reliable decrease on the SAVRY Dynamic Risk Total Score. Contrary to expectations, decreases in risk factors and increases in protective factors did not predict reduced sexual, violent nonsexual, or any reoffending. In addition, no associations were found between scores on the Psychopathy Checklist:Youth Version and levels of change. Overall, the J-SOAP-II and the SAVRY hold promise in measuring change, but further research is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-374
Number of pages33
JournalSexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment
Volume29
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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  • J-SOAP-II
  • SAVRY
  • dynamic factors
  • risk assessment
  • sexual offending

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Changes in J-SOAP-II and SAVRY Scores Over the Course of Residential, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Adolescent Sexual Offending. / Viljoen, Jodi L.; Gray, Andrew L.; Shaffer, Catherine; Latzman, Natasha E.; Scalora, Mario J; Ullman, Daniel.

In: Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.06.2017, p. 342-374.

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Viljoen, Jodi L. ; Gray, Andrew L. ; Shaffer, Catherine ; Latzman, Natasha E. ; Scalora, Mario J ; Ullman, Daniel. / Changes in J-SOAP-II and SAVRY Scores Over the Course of Residential, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Adolescent Sexual Offending. In: Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment. 2017 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 342-374.
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