Standards of Practice

Standards are updated and disseminated as changes are made.

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Standards for Evaluating an Ongoing Assessment of Adult Sexual Offenders

The following document represents the current standards for use by the Montana Sex Offender Treatment Association (MSOTA) Clinical Members in their process of assessing risk, recommending Tier designations, determining treatment recommendations, assessing treatment progress, and continuing the assessment and monitoring of Adult Sexual Offenders within Montana’s communities.

Adult Sexual Offense Specific Treatment Standards

The Clinical Members of the Montana Sex Offender Treatment Association strive to provide the highest quality of care to their clients. Interventions are designed to assist the client to effectively manage thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors associated with their risk to reoffend. Structured, cognitive-behavioral and skills-oriented treatment programs that target specific criminogenic needs appear to be the most effective approaches in reducing rates of reoffending in adult male offenders.

Juvenile Sexual Offense Specific Risk Assessment Standards

The following document represents the current standards for use by the Montana Sex Offender Treatment Association (MSOTA) Clinical Members in their process of assessing risk, recommending Tier designations, determining treatment recommendations, assessing treatment progress, and continuing the assessment and monitoring of Adult Sexual Offenders within Montana’s communities.

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71%

Victims of sexual assault were under the age of 18

70%

Were assaulted by someone they knew or knew by sight.

35%

Victims of sexual assault were under the age of 12.