A juvenile given this sentencing alternative, called the Sexual Offender Dispositional Alternative of SODA, remains in the community and participates in treatment for up to two years. Although none of the evaluations referenced above randomly assigned study subjects to treatment and control conditions, a series of studies focusing on the use of multisystemic therapy MST with juveniles who sexually offend have employed an experimental—or RCT—design. The researchers also found that only a minority While inconsistent research findings and the fact that few high-quality studies of treatment effectiveness have been undertaken to date have contributed to the uncertainty, both the pattern of research findings and quality of the evidence have been changing in recent years. In all seven studies, treatment involved some type of cognitive-behavioral approach. Limitations The limitations of these studies include generalizability given the specific geographic regions of the studies, the limited time frame reviewed in the Michigan study, and the retrospective rather than prospective nature of the studies. Back To Top Summary "Therapeutic interventions for juveniles who sexually offend can and do work. Per these federal laws, all 50 states have implemented registration and notification systems for adult sexual offenders, with some states also applying registration and notification to juveniles who commit sexual offenses. Juveniles who sexually offend are clearly quite diverse in terms of their offending behaviors and future public safety risk. This review examined the recent evidence on the effectiveness of treatment for juveniles who commit sexual offenses. The researchers found that both sexual-behavior-focused and trauma-focused interventions were effective at reducing sexual behavior problems among this population. The online hotline provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support for victims of sexual assault, their friends, and families. Walker and his colleagues reported a treatment effect size of 0. Definitive conclusions regarding the impact of registration and notification with juveniles who commit sexual offenses are difficult to make at this time, not only because so few studies have been conducted but also because the available research is generally hampered by an inability to isolate the impact of registration and notification from other interventions e. Amand and her colleagues found that parenting management skills were particularly important in reducing sexual behavior problems in children. First, recidivism was examined using charges for sexual, nonsexual violent, nonviolent, and any new offense.