Before entering our Sex Offender Treatment Program, the individual must participate in a comprehensive psychosexual evaluation. The cost of the evaluation is $1,300.00 for pretrial or attorney-referred clients, $650.00 for DFCS-referred clients, and $650.00 for post-conviction or probation/parole-referred clients. The evaluation includes a wide range of psychological measures and sex offender specific measures. An evaluation typically requires two visits (up to six hours per visit) and is conducted by appointment only. The purpose of the testing is to help identify the presence and/or severity of psychological/emotional problems that contribute to sexually deviant behavior. Specifically, the test data may be used:
It is also a requirement of the program that all participants have an initial polygraph within one month of entering the treatment program and a maintenance polygraph every six months thereafter. Often, one or more polygraph examinations are included among the recommendations from the initial psychosexual evaluation. Polygraph examinations are intended to enable a clearer diagnostic impression regarding the alleged or conviction offense, as well as the sexual history and ongoing sex-related activities of the program participant. It is not uncommon for persons accused or convicted of sexual offenses to be guarded with regard to their past or present deviant sexual behavior.
If referred for treatment, program participants are often required to attend weekly group sessions and weekly individual sessions. Treatment recommendations are determined on an individual basis. More clearly stated, specific needs for treatment are identified and strategies to meet those needs are formulated based on the individual’s sexual offense history, sexual interests, psychological make-up, criminal, and other behavioral history. Noncompliance will extend the initial intervention period, delay the step-down process, and may result in termination from the program.
Some requirements of the Sex Offender Treatment Program include, but are not limited to the following: Progress reports will be maintained in the office of Counseling & Psychology Services of LaGrange, Inc. and are provided to the Georgia Department of Corrections, any monitors of the Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole, and Federal Probation/Parole Offices on both a weekly and monthly basis. Information gathered during treatment, such as suspected child abuse or neglect, any violent or criminal behavior, or violation of probation/parole requirements or a court order are reported and are subject to review and inspection by the state or federal Departments of Corrections, Probation, and/or Parole Divisions. All other third party disclosures not previously mentioned will be released only with the written consent of the program participant. If a participant’s behavior causes the treatment contract to be canceled by the provider, no refund of any cost will be provided. The following actions are cause for cancellation of the contract:
Any disruptive behavior that renders a person unsuitable for the program such as inappropriate language, actions or dress (provider reserves the right to make this determination). An alcohol or drug screen may be required at random intervals or at staff request. Failure to provide urine, breath, or saliva sample when requested is cause for cancellation of the contract and immediate notification of supervising P.O. A positive finding on any such test will result in a mandatory substance abuse evaluation by a certified evaluator. The lab costs associated with the drug or alcohol screen and evaluation are to be met by the program participant. Other assessments and/or treatment recommendations may be required during the course of treatment due to concerns and/or participant changes, as may arise.
610 Ridley Ave., LaGrange, GA 30240
Regular Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
* However, appointment times are set by the client and clinician and may not always fall within standard office hours.