Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $475,000)
The Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems assists communities in developing comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches to provide a continuum of intervention and supervision services for adolescent sex offenders and youth with sexual behavior problems, and treatment services for their victims and families/caregivers. This program is authorized by Pub. L. No. 116-6, 133 Stat. 13, 115.
Cayuga Counseling Services (CCS) proposes to address Cayuga Countys fragmented response to adolescent sex offenders, youth with problematic sexual behaviors, and their victims and families/household members. They will address the gap in the CACs current service provision by implementing the evidence-based adolescent model of Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), providing intensive community-based supervision and case management and conducting community education programing. CCS currently operates the only two evidence-based programs and services for children and adolescents with PSB in the county PSB-CBT for School Aged Children ages 712 through the agencys CAC, and JOURNEY, a court-mandated, comprehensive assessment and treatment program for high-risk offenders (age 12 and older). CCS serves as the lead agency of the CAC and the Cayuga County Child Sexual Abuse Multidisciplinary Team. The CAC emphasizes the coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. The centralized team approach is designed from the child's point of view to help minimize the trauma of child abuse investigation and promote the healing process. Current member agencies include Auburn Community Hospital, Auburn Enlarged School District, Auburn Police Department, Cayuga County District Attorneys Office, Cayuga County Mental Health, Cayuga County Probation Department, Cayuga County Sheriffs Department, Cayuga/Onondaga BOCES, Child Protective Services, Cayuga County, Community Action Programs of Cayuga/Seneca, and the New York State Police. CA/NCF