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ERIC Number: EJ779991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
Community Management of Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: Characteristics, Services, and Outcome of a Statewide Program
McGrath, Robert J.; Livingston, Joy A.; Falk, Gail
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n6 p391-398 Dec 2007
The state of Vermont closed its only institution for persons with intellectual disabilities in 1993 and moved to a totally community-based model of services. Here we describe the characteristics of the near exhaustive statewide sample of adult male sex offenders with intellectual disabilities (N = 103) who received these services between 1993 and 2004, discuss these services, and examine the sexual recidivism rates of the sample. Over an average follow-up period of 5.8 years, 10.7% of the sample was identified as having sexually reoffended. Most reoffenses were noncontact, and most victims were staff members, relatives, or housemates of the abuser. Results are discussed in terms of their clinical, policy, and research implications.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont