Approximately 20 percent of the inmates in Washington correctional facilities and 18 percent of individuals on community supervision are serving time for sexual crimes, making their management and treatment a major concern for the Department of Corrections DOC and the community. DOC and its partners have a comprehensive system consisting of confinement, treatment, supervision, notification and civil commitment whose ultimate goal is public safety. Explore the following sections to learn more sex offender treatment in correctional facilities and in the community:. The Department operates prison treatment programs for male and female offenders at four prison sites:. Expansion of SOTAP at the SOU is in response to to an increasing number of offenders with serious mental illness who are in need of access to sexual deviancy treatment. At any given time, there are approximately clients actively participating in the SOTAP between the four prison sites.
Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment
Sex Offender Information - Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO)
These hashtags, and associated movements, have been focused on creating an environment where reporting sexual violence is made safer. It is instinctive to view sexual offence as a crime unlike any other. However, we forget to apply this understanding when creating justice systems to deal with sexual offences. Currently, criminal justice systems treat sex crimes like any other kind of crime, and as such punitive schemes emphasise retribution. We witness laws surrounding sexual offences being strengthened in the wake of a grotesquely tragic event.
The violent offender law requiring registration and a registry of violent offenders is unconstitutionally retroactive under the Indiana Constitution as applied to violent offenders who committed their offenses in Indiana before the date the law went into effect, July 1, , except insofar as the persons are required to register as a current condition of probation or parole. If you have been classified as violent offender as a result of committing the offense in Indiana prior to July 1, , and you are not currently required to register as a condition of probation or parole, the Indiana Department of Correction has been ordered to remove your name and all information concerning you from the sex and violent offender registry, unless you are convicted of other offenses that allow you to be currently classified as a sex or violent offender. This will be done automatically unless the Department of Correction cannot determine when the person committed the offense or whether he or she is required to register as a condition of probation or parole.
To enhance public safety by providing sex offender evaluation, education, and treatment. 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. Sex Offender Treatment Program SOTP consists of an eighteen-month intensive treatment program in a therapeutic community environment that allow offenders immediate feedback about their behavior and treatment progress SOTP and a nine-month moderate intensity program to assist sex offenders determined to pose a higher and more moderate re-offense risk respectively SOTP The programs involve three treatment phases employing a cognitive-behavioral model.