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Sex Offender Treatment Program

The Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP), as established by KRS 197.400-197.440 in July of 1986 provides sexual offenders, who are amenable to treatment, with resources to prevent further sexual offenses. SOTP is offered at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC), Northpoint Training Center (NTC), Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR), and Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women (KCIW). This Evidence Based treatment program consists of group counseling geared to provide tools that offenders can use for controlling their sexually assaultive behavior. Offenders apply and are screened for acceptance into the program. The program provides treatment for sex offenders to allow them to manage their deviant behavior and thoughts. The program primarily provides cognitive-behavioral group treatment based on Relapse Prevention Principles. The Program blends an overarching consistent framework of tasks with recognition that each offender has unique individual dynamic risk factors. Each participant is expected to attend and participate in every session. This includes speaking actively as a member of the group, accepting full responsibility for sexually abusive behavior, keeping the confidentiality of all group members and completing all assignments. Depending on inmate needs and progression, this treatment program may take 24 months to 30 months to complete. This program receives 90 days program credit upon completion.

If an inmate wants to apply to SOTP, they need to:

Have their CTO, Unit Administrator, or psychologist send a referral to SOTP staff. Priority placement into the SOTP is given to inmates who have not already had an opportunity for treatment and who are within 48 months of earliest possible release date. If the inmate's parole eligibility passed prior to SOTP completion, the Parole Board is notified when the inmate has completed treatment and the inmate will be seen at the next available date that the board meets.

Whenever it becomes necessary for SOTP to maintain a waiting list, the applicants are taken into the program by order of which their referrals are received.

Additional legislation will be of interest to individuals convicted of sex offenses. A bill passed in 1992 requires that individuals convicted of a sexual offense shall have a sample of blood take by the Department of Corrections for DNA law enforcement identification purposes before leaving the institution where they are incarcerated.

A bill passed in 1994 and 1998 requires "ALL" individuals convicted of a sex offense register a home address prior to release from the institution. Registered offenders in the Commonwealth of Kentucky fall into two categories:

Lifetime Registrants - address verified every 90 days
20 Year Registrants - address verified annually

Failure to comply with the statutes may result in prosecution and sentencing.


There are several types of counseling available to the inmate population. Unit Staff will assist in day-to-day guidance and counseling and refer inmates to other programs as appropriate.

The Mental Health Division provides a specialized Sex Offender Treatment Program and a Substance Abuse Program. It should be noted that, according to statute, sex offenders convicted of crimes committed on or after July 15, 1986 are required to successfully complete a Sex Offender Program in order to be released by parole (KRS 439.340).

SOTP Institutional and Community Staff


KY Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board (SORAAB)

The Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board approves providers who conduct comprehensive sex offender presentence evaluations and treatment. The board develops comprehensive sex offender presentence evaluations that shall be used by approved providers in assessing the risk of recommitting a sex crime by a sex offender, the threat posed to public safety, amenability to sex offender treatment and the nature of the required sex offender treatment.

Phone: 502-564-4726