Sexual Offender and Misconduct
Individuals gain insight regarding factors that contributed to their sexual offense or misconduct, learn ways to manage those factors, and develop more prosocial attitudes to reduce their risks of recidivism.
SEXUAL OFFENDER TREATMENT
This is a structured program for individuals who have exhibited sexually aggressive or abusive behavior. Sexual offenders have many life problems, not all of which are related to offending. In order to reduce recidivism risk interventions need to address those characteristics found to be associated with recidivism, as well as factors motivating an individual to act in a sexually aggressive manner. Our program is designed to prevent the reoccurrence of sexually aggressive behavior by addressing those lifestyle and intra-personal factors contributing to such behavior.
Following a risk assessment and psychosexual evaluation members progress through four levels of treatment which are followed by a one-year aftercare program. Our program includes a combination of individual, group, and family therapies. Additionally, individuals who display more extensive psychological or behavioral problems (e.g., substance abuse, mood disorder) may require additional adjunctive therapies (e.g., drug/alcohol treatment; psychiatric care, etc.). All therapy is carefully coordinated within the treatment agency and with external agencies providing case management or oversight.
Separate offender treatment is offered for:
Adult sexual offenders
Separate English and Spanish speaking groups are provided
What is the purpose of the Program?
The foremost goal of our program is the protection of the community and prevention of sexual assault through the responsible and ethical treatment and management of sexual offenders in the community.
How does the program work?
Sexually aggressive behavior is motivated by a variety of sexual and non-sexual factors. However, individuals will not commit sexual crimes unless they are willing to hurt others to obtain their goals, can convince themselves that they are not harming their victim(s), or feel unable to stop themselves. As a result, our program consists of several components designed to target and modify a broad range of factors found to be associated with sexual aggression including: (a) distorted views of their victim and behavior (b) pro-offending attitudes, (c) deviant sexual interests, (d) impulsivity and lifestyle instability, (e) intimacy and social skill deficits, and (f) beliefs that permit non-consenting sex.
Is there a cost for this program?
Yes. Group fees are $20
Is the Offender’s probation officer informed of their involvement?
Yes. Monthly reports are sent to the offender’s probation officer informing them of their attendance, involvement and progress in the program. Additionally, any missed appointment or change in status is immediately reported to their supervising agent.
Outpatient Group Treatment
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT TREATMENT
This is a psycho-educational program intended to reduce the risk of sexually inappropriate behavior by alerting participants to the impact of sexual misconduct, and providing them with an opportunity to examine beliefs, values, & judgments influencing their sexual behavior.
Adults suspected of sexual misconduct or inappropriate sexual behavior.
Adults suspected of sexual harassment in the workplace.