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FREE Webinar: OJJDP FY 2020 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Children with Sexual Behavior Problems - March 17 at 2 PM

The webinar will provide a general overview of the FY 2020 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Project Sites solicitation. It will highlight key eligibility and solicitation…
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Case of Intellectually Disabled Teen Falsely Accused of Sex Offense Reveals Registry Flaws - The Appeal

Before Edgar Coker was exonerated in a rape case, he underwent therapy meant to prevent sexual reoffenses. Thousands of kids involved in sexual offenses are forced into therapies like “relapse prevention” that experts say are ineffective. Read…
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Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies - The Crime Report

Sexting, usually defined as sending sexually explicit messages or photographs by mobile phone, continues to be a prevalent behavior among young people, and even appears to be increasing, particularly among older youth, according to a study from…
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PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System - National Institutes of Health

Earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a press release on effective methods of HIV intervention for justice-involved youths. Read more.
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Delinquent Youth Have More High-Risk HIV/AIDS Sex Behaviors as They Age - Northwestern Now

According to a new study by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, as they age, juvenile offenders are more likely to engage in sexual behaviors that increase the risk of HIV/AIDS infection. The study followed delinquent youths…