Dealing with Young Offenders Charged with Sexual Abuse


  • Mary Quinlan
  • Eamonn McCauley


Young Offenders, Sexual Abuse, 1991 Irish Study, Juvenile, Victim, Offender, Co-ordinated approach, Assessment, Treatment, Provision, Support


A 1991 Irish Study has shown that of over 500 confirmed cases of sexual abuse, over 20 per cent of the identified perpetrators were 15 years or under. Juvenile offenders who have committed sexual offences are often both victim and offender. There is urgent need for a more co-ordinated approach in this country for the assessment and treatment of this category of young people with special needs. 


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How to Cite

Quinlan, M., & McCauley, E. (1993). Dealing with Young Offenders Charged with Sexual Abuse. REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, 7(1), 31–40. Retrieved from