FSA – Sex Offender Treatment Program Non-Residential (SOTP-NR) 2022
|Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide, 1/2022||The Non-Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-NR) is designed to target dynamic risk factors associated with re-offense in sexual offenders, as demonstrated by empirical research. These factors include sexual self-regulation deficits and sexual deviancy; criminal thinking and behavior patterns; intimacy skills deficits; and emotional self-regulation deficits. The SOTP-NR uses cognitive behavioral techniques, with a primary emphasis on skills acquisition and practice. Inmates participate in interactive psychotherapy groups multiple times per week.
The SOTP-NR is available in eight institutions with varying security levels. Inmates ordinarily participate in the program during the remaining 36-48 months of their sentence. The duration of the program is 9-12 months.
Most participants in the SOTP-NR have a history of a single sexual offense and many may be first-time offenders serving a sentence for an Internet-based sexual crime. Programming is voluntary. Prior to placement in the SOTP-NR, potential participants are screened with a risk assessment tool to ensure their offense history matches with moderate intensity sexual offender-specific treatment.
|Hours||This program is typically completed in 500 hours.|
|Program Delivery||To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, the Non-Residential Sex Offender Treatment program must only be delivered by Psychology Services staff.|
|Institution Locations||FMC Carswell (females only)
FCI Elkton (program at the FSL)