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Program Recommendations

Target Population and Treatment Criteria

MSOP matches sexual recidivism risk to treatment duration, intesity and dosage. Prisoners will be assessed by a validated actuarial risk assessment tool for placement in the appropriate treatment program. Other factors contributing to determination of teatment level include Psychological Assessment and Parole Board overrides. 


Description of program

This program targets moderate and high risk level prisoners. It consists of six phases with the initial phase being a treatment readiness phase that can be run by custody, housing or programming staff and the final phase being ran by staff in the community. Phases II-IV are to be delivered by Masters level trained sex offender therapists. 

Phase I - Treatment Readiness: This phase consists of a pre-treatment didactic based program provided to prisoner's entering the Residential Trestments Unit's (RTU) prior to MSOP phase II-IV. The pre-treatment program will consist of 8-10 two hour sessions. 

Phase II - Pre-treatment: This will be the first phase of treatmentthat is led by co-therapists. During this phase, prisoners will work furhter at group responsivity. Prisoners will look at their developed cognitions and patterns to meet their life goals. They will also start to challenge their thinking and develop ways of communicating. They will also start looking at developing a different life plan. 

Phase III - Autobiography: This phase of treatment is led by co-therapists. during this phase, prisoners will explore ther personal history and start to understand some of their risk factors. 

Phase IV - Disclosure: This phase of treatment is led by co-therapists. During this phase, prisoners will explore their risk factors further, identify their offense chain and their pathways to offending. 

Phase V - Self-management Plan: This phase of treatment is led by co-therapists. During this phase, prisoners will integrate their treatment changes and develop a self-management plan. 

Phase VI - Community: This phase includes the transition from prison into the community. Pertinent information will be exchanged between MDOC therapists to the community reentry team. Prisoners will continue to work on identified pathways, high risk factors and treatment changes with a therapist in the community with the goal to live a healthier lifestyle.