Sex offender treatment
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) serves people who are court-ordered to receive sex offender treatment. After prison sentences are complete, courts civilly commit clients and place them in sex offender treatment for an unspecified period of time. A civil court can commit a person for sex offender treatment if a judge determines the individual is a "sexual psychopathic personality," a "sexually dangerous person," or both.
As of March 31, 2016, MSOP provided treatment for 725 clients.
MSOP is one program with two locations - Moose Lake and St. Peter. Most clients begin treatment in Moose Lake and transfer to St. Peter after completing the first two phases of treatment. In St. Peter, clients complete treatment and work toward their release.
MSOP staff observes and monitors clients in all aspects of daily living including group therapy. Other routine treatment and rehabilitative services opportunities include:
- Education programming
- Therapeutic recreation
- Vocational programming
- Volunteer services.