Sex Offender Treatment Program – Nonresidential (SOTP-NR)

Residential (SOTP-R) Nonresidential (SOTP-NR)
Program Description The Sex Offender Treatment Program – Nonresidential (SOTP-NR, Page 3) is a moderate intensity program designed for low to moderate risk sexual offenders. The program consists of cognitive-behaviorally based psychotherapy groups, totaling 4-6 hours per week.
Time Frame Inmates are ordinarily placed in the SOTP-NR during the last 36 months of their sentence and, prioritized by release date. The typical duration of the SOTP-NR is 9-12 months.
Admission Criteria Most participants in the SOTP-NR have a history of a single sex crime; many are first time offenders serving a sentence for an Internet Sex Offense. The program is voluntary. Prior to placement in the SOTP-NR, prospective participants are screened with a risk assessment instrument to ensure their offense history is commensurate with moderate intensity treatment.
Program Content The SOTP-NR was designed to target dynamic risk factors associated with re-offense in sex 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 program employs cognitive-behavioral techniques, with a primary emphasis on skills acquisition and practice.
Empirical Support The SOTP-NR was designed to conform to the characteristics of sex offender treatment programs with proven effectiveness in reducing re-offense as demonstrated by outcome research. These characteristics include: 1) stratification of treatment into separate tracks for high and low/moderate risk offenders; 2) targeting empirically demonstrated dynamic risk factors; and 3) training and oversight to ensure fidelity with the program model.
Applicable Policies PS 5324.10 Sex Offender Programs
Institution Locations Nonresidential Sex Offender Treatment Programs are available at the following facilities:

Mid-Atlantic Region North Central Region
FCI Petersburg- Medium FCI Englewood, CO-Low
USP Marion, IL-Medium
North East Region South Central Region
FCI Elkton, OH-Low FMC Carswell, TX-Med. Ctr.
FCI Seagoville, TX-Low
South East Region Western Region
FCI Marianna, FL-Medium USP Tucson, AZ-High