Sex Offense Treatment Program

Community Health ServicesCommunity Health Services provides a safe, supervised environment to address the addictive behavior of the misdemeanor sex offender and significantly reduce the risk of recidivism. The Sex Offense Treatment Program is a sentencing alternative for judges faced with defendants that require special attention. Typically these defendants have been charged with "indecent exposure" or "public sexual indecency."

The program reflects Community Health Services' years of experience working with this difficult problem. It also incorporates the most current research on the management of sexual misbehavior.

Sexual misbehavior is not an accident. A series of choices involve behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Sexual misbehavior is the result of a chain of events which involve prior choices that make the illegal sexual act inevitable. If offenders can recognize these early thoughts, feelings and behaviors, they can be helped on the road to recovery.

Sex Offender Treatment Program Components
Vulnerability to Sex Offending
Insight into Denial
The Sex Offense Cycle
Healthy Boundaries
Role of "Grooming"
"Acting Out" Behavior
Escapism & Need-fulfilling Fantasies
Commitment to Behavioral Change
Assertiveness & Assertiveness Skills
Roles of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Feelings (i.e., rejection, transitory guilt, shame)

Community Health Services presents information suitable for a brief lecture. Group members explore and work through their behavioral problems, learn and practice new behavioral skills, and give and receive feedback in a structured environment with a professional facilitator. During the behavioral rehearsal component, defendants can apply and practice what they have learned in group, thus consolidating and personalizing treatment. Behavioral rehearsal provides the opportunity for experimentation and growth.

The cognitive behavioral group sessions provide opportunities for self-examination, discussion of feelings, and support for group members. The Sex Offender Program consists of sixteen two-hour, didactic, psychoeducational group sessions. An assessment is done at the end of the 16 weeks to determine if more treatment is needed. Attendance at Sex Anonymous meetings is generally mandated in addition to group therapy. Trained professional therapists will facilitate the group sessions who meet Arizona Department of Behavioral Health Licensure requirements.

Phone 480-949-8871

Fax 480-949-9723

"Rehabilitation and progress toward that end is measured by the client's commitment to change."

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