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Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide,  1/2022 The Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-R) 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-R uses cognitive behavioral techniques, with a primary emphasis on skills acquisition and practice. The modified therapeutic community (MTC) model is used to address criminal attitudes and values.

The SOTP-R is available at two institutions. Inmates ordinarily participate in the program during the remaining 36 to 48 months of their sentence. The duration of the program is 12-18 months.

Participants in the SOTP-R have a history of multiple sexual offenses, extensive non-sexual criminal histories, and/or a high level of sexual deviancy or hypersexuality. The program is voluntary. Prior to placement in the SOTP-R, potential participants are screened with a risk assessment tool to ensure their offense history matches with high-intensity sexual offender-specific treatment.

Time Frame
Hours This program is typically completed in 500 hours.
Needs Addressed Antisocial Peers and Cognitions
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, the Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program is only delivered by Psychology Services staff.
Institution Locations FMC Devens
USP Marion