Restoring hope with dignity

Safety and Responsibility Programs for Adult Sex Offenders and Adults with Sexual Behavior Problems

JJPI provides services for adults with sexual behavioral problems, including charges of and/or conviction of a sexual offense.

Since 1955, The Joseph J. Peters Institute has been working with adults with sexual behavioral problems, including those charged with or convicted of sexual offenses.

The work requires a strong belief in recovery and restoration on both the part of the individuals being treated and by our exemplary multi-disciplinary therapy team. Our ultimate goal is to help individuals live safe and healthy lives.

JJPI uses evidence-informed treatment practices consistent with those defined by the Association of Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) standards.

The individuals we serve undergo a full comprehensive evaluation supervised by a licensed psychologist and/or psychiatrist with expertise in the treatment of individuals with sexual behavior problems. Psychiatric evaluation is often also part of the evaluation process, based on the individual’s needs. Evaluation is followed by assignment to a group and/or individual therapist. Cognitive behavioral and relapse prevention group therapy is a best practice modality, which is coupled with individual therapy when deemed appropriate. Psychiatry services are available on site.

Treatment at JJPI is oriented to build on the strengths of the individual to reduce his or her risk of recidivism by using the treatment interventions shown to offer the greatest promise, which are outlined in the ATSA standards and guidelines, such as the Good Lives Model.

JJPI recognizes that treatment is part of a process of accountability and healing for the individual, family and community. Management of the factors that contribute to sexually abusive behavior may be a lifelong task for many adults who sexually offend. We are committed to a process that supports individuals to live healthy, responsible and accountable lives in a treatment/recovery culture of dignity and respect.

 

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

The Joseph J. Peters Institute recognizes that individuals with serious and persistent co-morbid psychiatric illness, developmental disabilities, and other serious impairments who also demonstrate sexual behavior problems need more support than is received on a traditional outpatient basis. To better serve these individuals, we offer a therapeutic day partial hospitalization program that addresses these needs.

The program serves adults (18 years and older) who have various social, emotional, and behavioral problems along with a history of sexual misconduct. The program is in operation Mondays through Fridays, five days per week.

The program is designed to provide psychiatric, sexual, psychological, social, educational, vocational, and recreational assessments and rehabilitation and focuses on strengthening individuals’ ability to cope with stressors that accompany community living, with the ultimate purpose of extinguishing sexual misconduct.

JJPI provides individual therapy from a Masters-level individual therapist bi-weekly along with six hours of group therapy per day. The program also offers case management support.

Group modules include: relapse prevention/Good Life model, safety planning, anger management, a life skills curriculum, the WRAP recovery model, stress management, drug and alcohol education, health and human sexuality, communication, conflict resolution, and art /music therapy.