MEGA is a scientifically based questionnaire that determines the level of risk for coarse sexual improprieties and/or risk for sexually abusive behaviors and protective factors. MEGAcan be applied to both adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth. Dr. Miccio-Fonseca is the creator of the MEGA risk assessment tool, or (Multiplex Empirically Guided Inventory of Ecological Aggregates for Assessing Sexually Abusive Children and Adolescents, between the ages of 4 and 19).
Dr. L.C. Miccio-Fonseca is a clinical psychologist and researcher and author of numerous articles on sexually abusive individuals and who provides expert witness testimony in cases of sexual abuse and sex offenders. She offers training, workshops, and consultations internationally. She also created the Personal Sentence Completion Inventory (PSCI), which is used for exploring erotic development in youth and adults.
She has served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the California Coalition on Sexual Offending from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Miccio-Fonseca was awarded the Faye Honey Knopp Award in 2010 in recognition of her exceptional dedication, commitment, and leadership in the field of sexual offender treatment.