According to The Bureau of Justice statistics, 10.3% of youth in juvenile correctional facilities reported incidences of staff sexual misconduct
95% of youth who reported sexual abuse in juvenile correctional facilities identified female staff as the perpetrators
40 states, despite using routine criminal background checks, had facilities with rates of sexual abuse by staff ranging from 10-36%
The CDC has developed Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures to assist youth-serving organizations as they begin to adopt prevention strategies for child sexual abuse.
This along with psychological tests such as The Diana Screen (developed by Dr. Gene G. Abel) can reduce the risk of placing men and women who present sexual risks to children and teenagers into positions of trust.
In a study of arrested child pornography possessors, 40 percent had both sexually victimized children and were in possession of child pornography.
Of those arrested between 2000 and 2001, 83 percent had images involving children between the ages 6 and 12; 39 percent had images of children between ages 3 and 5; and 19% had images of infants and toddlers under age 3
(National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Child Pornography Possessors Arrested in Internet-Related Crimes: Findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study.
Those who use child pornography are more likely to molest children
Those who solicit minors are more likely to molest children.
Public Hearing on Federal Child Pornography Offenses by Dr. Gene Abel
Nearly 10% of school children say they were sexually abused by school staff.
At least 6% of all adults sexually abuse children. More than 95% of them have no criminal record.
The Diana Screen® identifies an estimated 70% of the men and women who should not be placed into positions of trust with children because they present a sexual risk: either because they have already sexually abused a child or they have a very weak understanding of the strict sexual boundaries required between adults and children.
The Diana Screen® does not compete with criminal background checks. Rather, it is intended to complement an organization`s current Abuse Risk Management plan.
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