Sex offender treatment locations
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) Moose Lake facility houses these individuals:
- People who have been petitioned for civil commitment but not yet committed
- Clients participating in initial and primary stages of treatment
- Clients who refuse to participate in sex offender-specific treatment.
While in Moose Lake, clients begin to build their readiness for change. They also work toward talking about their personal histories and factors that lead to their offenses.
The Moose Lake facility currently has two buildings - the Main Building and Complex I. The Main Building houses up to 150 clients. Complex I houses up to 400 clients.
Gradual increases in privileges provide opportunities for clients to manage risk, apply what they have learned in treatment and demonstrate their ability to live safely and responsibly in the community. Clients who show positive change through treatment are moved to St. Peter to begin the final phases of treatment. St. Peter also provides alternative treatment for clients in need of unique approaches due to developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries or severe learning disabilities.
The St. Peter facility's Pexton Building contains two, 28-bed units and two, 30-bed units. The Shantz Building has four, 36-bed units. Community Preparation Services houses clients approved by the court to live outside the campus’ secure perimeter.