- Specific Areas Covered in the MSOP
Prisoners who enter the Michigan Sex Offender Program (MSOP) will learn different teqhniques in programming to alter thinking and behaviors so they can live a healthy lifestyle upon reentry into society.
MSOP has been designed to provide offenders with the following in order to reduce the probability of sexual assault by assisting offenders in developing self-confidence and attitudes necessary to pursue an individualized good life:
- skills to make healthier decisions
- pro-social thinking
The program anticipates that sex offenders who complete treatment will be better equipped for healthier functioning lives to meet their own basic needs, thus less likely to reoffend and create new victims.
As with other evidence-based Sex Offender Programs, the MSOP model of intervention is based on the principles of Good Lives Model, Self-Regulation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Pathways to offending.
- Program Recommendations
Assessment Score Type of Program Low Risk Assessment Moderate 100-200 hours, with at least 6-9 months of clinical led Sex Offender Therapy High 250-300+ hours, with at least 9-18 months of clinician-led Sex Offender Therapy