A Project of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Long Version
Section 4: An Overview of Sex Offender Treatment for a Non–Clinical Audience
A National Perspective on the Current State of Practice
30 minutes

Lecture Topic TOPIC: SUMMARY

The total number of sex offender treatment programs for adult males in North America grew from 1986 to 1992 when there were more than 700 programs. However, in 2000, the trend has reversed itself and the number of programs declined to under 500. Since 2000, however, the number of programs has increased to 951.

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The most frequently–identified treatment approaches that are currently used include cognitive-behavioral, relapse prevention, psycho-socio educational, and family systems.

Other characteristics of treatment programs include: