FSA – SEX OFFENDER PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL, SOTP-R (2022)
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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.
|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