Programs for sexual offenders
DCS delivers programs in prisons which address sexual offending behaviours.
- Sexual Behaviour Clinic (SBC) – A program for offenders assessed as moderate-high and high risk of sexual reoffending. This is a high-intensity program of approximately ten months duration.
- Sexual Behaviour Clinic moderate (SBC-mod) – A program for offenders assessed as moderate-to-low risk of sexual reoffending. This is a moderate-intensity program of approximately four months duration.
- Sexual Behaviour Clinic me (SBC-me) – A program for offenders assessed as moderate-low, moderate-high and high risk of sexual re-offending, and who have been assessed as having a cognitive impairment or acquired brain injury. It runs for approximately 15 months.
These programs address a range of treatment targets including:
- cognitive (thinking) distortions
- consent and legal sexual behaviour
- empathy and victim awareness
- emotional management
- intimacy and relationships
- problematic sexual fantasy and arousal
- substance use, and
- safety and self-management planning.
An offender is assessed for suitability for this program after sentencing and an individual plan is developed.
This plan is monitored by case managers.
SA Health's ‘Owenia House’ program delivers sexual offending programs in the community.