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Rehabilitation Programs Division

Sex Offender Rehabilitation Programs

To enhance public safety by providing sex offender evaluation, education, and treatment.

Program Overviews:

Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP) consists of a four-month curriculum to assist sex offenders determined to pose a lower re-offense risk or who may be releasing to an extended period of supervision during which they may participate in treatment. This curriculum is conducted in a didactic format, providing information on a variety of topics (e.g., Healthy Sexuality, Anger and Stress Management, Communication, Healthy Relationships, Cognitive Restructuring) and is intended to provide the information necessary to impact inmates who lack the knowledge to effect change in their patterns of thinking.

Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) consists of an eighteen-month intensive treatment program (SOTP-18) in a therapeutic community environment that affords higher risk inmates the opportunity for immediate feedback about their behavior and treatment progress. A nine-month moderate intensity program (SOTP-9) is offered to assist sex offenders determined to pose a moderate re-offense risk. The programs involve three treatment phases employing a cognitive-behavioral model. The primary goal of the programs is to reduce the rate of re-offense and move the participants toward a more pro-social lifestyle.

Sex Offender Civil Commitment Treatment Program (SOTP-CC) is designed to accommodate civilly committed sexually violent predators within 18 months of release. Based on a cognitive-behavioral treatment model, individualized treatment planning utilizes need-specific rehabilitative interventions designed to limit the inmate’s risk to re-offend and enhance public safety by providing a seamless transition from the TDCJ to the Texas Civil Commitment Center (TCCC) while promoting continuity of care.

Program Objectives:

  • To reduce the potential for further deviant behavior
  • To offer a comprehensive treatment program that addresses motivation, psychosocial education, psychological evaluation, and sex offender treatment and relapse prevention training for the population of sex offenders residing in TDCJ
  • To provide a highly structured but individually focused treatment plan for each participant in the SOTP based on the identified needs of each inmate
  • To identify and target for change the cognitive and behavioral patterns which have resulted in sexual offending
  • To encourage each participant to accept responsibility for all of their deviant offenses and demonstrate empathy for the victims of their offense(s)
  • To carefully monitor and record the progress of each individual through the various phases of the program
  • To provide for a continuum of care that reaches across all phases of the SOTP and continues in the community after the inmate is released from TDCJ

Policy:

It is the policy of the SORP to provide meaningful sex offender evaluation, education, and treatment to incarcerated sex offenders, in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), who are program eligible.

Contact:

Jennifer Deyne - Deputy Director of Sex Offender Programs
TDCJ - Rehabilitation Programs Division
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone: (936) 437-2882
Fax: (936) 437-7326