SEX OFFENDER PROGRAM
The District provides treatment programs and surveillance (including GPS) to those offenders who commit sex crimes. Treatment is enhanced by the use of polygraph, Affinity Assessment, GPS/EM, and psychological assessment. Offenders pay to participate in the Sex Offender Program which offsets some of the costs for services and treatment required.
The SOP Unit currently has in operation primary groups, maintenance groups, women’s group, as well as group and individual curriculum for MR/DD or lower functioning special needs offenders. We also developed curriculum for a victim survivor group for offenders’ who were abused as children.
District Polygraph Examiners also provided assistance to DOC institutions by completing polygraph examinations for assistance with inmate institutional disciplinary report investigations.
The SOP Unithas a Master Trainer for sex offender risk assessment tools and facilitates training throughout the state for DOC/DCS/IBTSA as well as quality assurance implementation steps.
We have a number of volunteer resources we rely on for offender success. We utilize our DCS mentors and circles of support (CSA). We also conduct Victim Impact Panel (VIP) and Family Team Meetings (FTM).
IOWA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY: http://www.iowasexoffender.com/search
NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY PUBLIC WEBSITE: http://www.nsopr.gov