FSA – Sex Offender Treatment Program Non-Residential (SOTP-NR) 2022

Learn more, as this is part of The First Step Act

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.

Time Frame
Hours This program is typically completed in 500 hours.
Needs Addressed Cognitions
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)
FCI Englewood
FCI Marianna
USP Marion
FCI Milan
FCI Petersburg
FCI Seagoville
USP Tucson