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Treatment Based on Risk Carla AllenCPSS/405November 18, 2019Jennifer McNaught
The Case of Sal - Treatment Based on Risk CPSS/405 2The Case of Sal“Sal is a 20-year-old man currently in prison for molesting his 4-year-old cousin, Maria. Sal, who was living with Maria’s family and was often responsible for babysitting her, hadbeen molesting Maria for 6 months. Sal initially enticed Maria through playing a game. When she would lose, he would tell her she could either allow him to touch her, or he would tell her mom she had lost the game and she would get in trouble. Sal also told Maria she needed to keep their game a secret, because he did not want her to get in trouble. Maria broke down in preschool and told her teacher about the incidents of molestation. The teacher immediately called the police, and Sal was arrested. Sal tried to minimize the situation and his offense by stating “it was only touching.” He also tried to justify the offense by stating Maria enjoyed the game they played. Sal is currently undergoing psychological rehabilitation treatment at the prison.” (University of Phoenix 2019) Static 99 ResultAfter reviewing the static 99 forms and score system, the client results indicate a low-moderate risk of re-offending, with a score of four. However, the summary of the case would lead to an indication of moderate to high risk. The client lacks a sense of remorse and appears to resemble signs of denial. The client believes the crimes committed were not serious because there was no penetration only touching. The client is also putting part of the blame on the victim, explaining that she enjoyed the game theyplayed herself, that gave him the excuse to touch her. His victim, his four-year-old
The Case of Sal - Treatment Based on Risk CPSS/405 3cousin; finally found it in herself to speak up after six months of abuse. There are a lot of children who never make it to the point of speaking up. (Andenaes 1995)Appropriate Treatment OptionsWithout a thorough investigation of the offender, effective treatment cannot be assessed. A thorough and complete evaluation would be needed from multiple sources to give the client the effective treatment needed. A Thorough evaluation “would include, when appropriate: a completed investigation of the background of the offender, based onan interview with the offender; a review any available official documents (for example, police records, victim statements); and interviews with those who know the offender (for example, family members, employers); physiological testing; psychometric testing; and actuarial testing.” (Terry 2013) However, using the summary of information given here