A Sexual Behavioral Risk Assessment (SBRA) is usually reserved for adolescent sex offenders as a result of a court order, and
prior to entering into any treatment program. However, the Court may order an SBRA, in lieu of a psychosexual evaluation, for adults who offended as an adolescent. The
purpose of the SBRA is to assess an adolescentís etiological factors associated with the sex offending behavior. These factors include: disruption and deficits in
development, inconsistent and unhealthy environments, deficits self regulation, underdeveloped values and morality, problems in emotional identification, deficits self esteem
and self identity, social competency and social relatedness problems, childhood trauma and maltreatment, awareness deficits and other co-morbid mental health issues and
learning disabilities. Sex-specific assessment should help identify which factors, in what proportion, and at what point in development youth were directed onto the pathway
to offending. The SBRA will make recommendations in regards to the level of treatment required for the adolescent offender, as well as offer suggestions for a safety plan
for the protection victims or potential victims.