1 OFFICE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEX offender MANAGEMENT. STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE. assessment , evaluation , treatment . AND behavioral monitoring OF ADULT. SEX OFFENDERS. Colorado Department of Public Safety Division of Criminal Justice Office of Domestic Violence &. Sex offender Management 700 Kipling Street, Suite 3000. Denver, CO 80215. (303) 239-4442 or (800) 201-1325 (in Colorado). website: Revised May 2019. Colorado Sex offender Management Board STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the assessment , evaluation , treatment and behavioral monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders Table of Contents Introduction ..4. Guiding Definitions .. 12. GUIDELINES for Pre-Sentence 23. STANDARDS for Sex Offense-Specific 25.
2 STANDARDS of Practice for treatment Providers .. 40. Qualifications of treatment Providers, Evaluators, and Polygraph Examiners Working with Sex Offenders .. 57. STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for Community Supervision Teams Working with Adult Sex Offenders .. 93. Contact with Victims, Children and At-Risk Adults .. 112. STANDARDS of Practice for Post-Conviction Sex offender Polygraph Testing (PCSOT).. 145. Continuity of Care and Information Sharing .. 163. Victim Impact and a Victim Centered Approach .. 169. STANDARDS for Plethysmography .. 174. Recommendations for Management and Information Sharing on Alleged Sex Offenders Prior to Conviction .. 176. Appendix A: Sex offender Management Board Administrative Policies.
3 181. Appendix B: Guidance Regarding Victim/Family Member Readiness for Contact, Clarification, or Reunification .. 188. Appendix C: Young Adult Modification Protocol .. 191. Appendix D: GUIDELINES for the Use of Sexually Stimulating 197. Appendix E: GUIDELINES for the evaluation and treatment of Sex Offenders with a Current Non-Sex Crime .. 203. Appendix F: Sex Offense-Specific Intake Review for Clients Who Have Been in Prior treatment .. 220. Appendix G: SOMB Position Paper Regarding a Sex offender 's Contact with His or Her Own Child .. 224. Appendix H: Disaster Emergency Management Safety Plan .. 228. 2. Colorado Sex offender Management Board STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the assessment , evaluation , treatment and behavioral monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders Appendix I: Guidance to SOMB Listed Providers on the Use of Medical Marijuana, Prescription Medications and Over the Counter Medications by Sexual Offenders.
4 230. Appendix J: Notice of Discharge Status Form .. 233. Appendix K: Interim General Movement Safety Plan .. 236. Appendix L-1: The Use of Phallometry, Viewing Time, and Polygraphy to Support Information-Gathering for Assessments .. 238. Appendix L-2: APA Model Policy for the evaluation of Examinee Suitability for Polygraph 243. Appendix L-3: Plethysmograph Examination and Viewing Time .. 248. Appendix M: Female Sex offender Risk assessment .. 252. Appendix N: Computer Use Agreement for Sex Offenders .. 255. Appendix O: Digital Technology Use Factors .. 257. Appendix P: Background Investigations for Approved Supervisors .. 266. Appendix Q: Approved 2018 Sexual Behavior Disclosure Packet.
5 267. Appendix R: Parole GUIDELINES for Discretionary Release on Determinate-Sentenced Sex Offenders .. 308. Appendix S: Lifetime Supervision 310. 3. Colorado Sex offender Management Board STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the assessment , evaluation , treatment and behavioral monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders Introduction In 2011 the legislature declared that, to protect the public and to work toward the elimination of sexual offenses, it is necessary to comprehensively evaluate, identify, treat, manage, and monitor adult sex offenders who are subject to the supervision of the criminal justice system and juveniles who have committed sexual offenses who are subject to the supervision of the juvenile justice system.
6 Therefore, the general assembly declares that it is necessary to create a program that establishes evidence-based STANDARDS for the evaluation , identification, treatment , management, and monitoring of adult sex offenders and juveniles who have committed sexual offenses at each stage of the criminal or juvenile justice system to prevent offenders from reoffending and enhance the protection of victims and potential victims. The general assembly does not intend to imply that all offenders can or will positively respond to treatment ( ). In 1992, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation1 that created a Sex offender treatment Board to develop STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the assessment , evaluation , treatment and behavioral monitoring of sex offenders.
7 The General Assembly changed the name to the Sex offender Management Board (SOMB). in 1998 to more accurately reflect the duties assigned to the SOMB. The STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the assessment , evaluation , treatment and behavioral monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders (hereafter STANDARDS and GUIDELINES ) were originally drafted by the SOMB over a period of two years and were first published in January 1996. The STANDARDS and GUIDELINES were revised in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008. and 2011 for two reasons: To address omissions in the original STANDARDS and GUIDELINES that were identified during implementation, and to keep the STANDARDS and GUIDELINES current with the developing literature in the field of sex offender The STANDARDS and GUIDELINES apply to adult sexual offenders3 under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice These STANDARDS govern the practice of treatment providers, evaluators and polygraph examiners approved by the SOMB.
8 STANDARDS are mandatory and designated by shall , while GUIDELINES are distinguished by the use of the term should. Although the SOMB does not have purview over other entities involved in the supervision of defendants convicted of a sexual offense (for example, probation, parole, and the judiciary), it offers these GUIDELINES as a tool to assist in the management of offenders and to enhance collaboration5 among stakeholders and to provide guidance on best practices. 1. Section through Section , C. R. S. 2. Center for Sex offender Management. (2008). The Comprehensive Approach to Sex offender Management. Washington, DC: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs; Yates, P. (2013). treatment of sexual offenders: Research, best practices, and emerging models.
9 International Journal of behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8(3-4), 89-94. 3. Pursuant to 4. Pursuant to statutory purview ( ) including guilty plea, nolo contendre, conviction by trial, deferred sentences, and stipulation/finding of sexual factual basis. Pre-trial and pre-plea matters are not under the purview of the STANDARDS . 5. McGrath, , Cumming, , Burchard, , Zeoli, S., & Ellerby, L. (2010). Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Sexual Abuser Management: The Safer Society 2009 North American Survey. Brandon, VT: Safer Society Press; Shingler, J. & Mann, R. E. (2006). Collaboration in clinical work with sexual offenders: treatment and risk assessment . In W. L. Marshall, Y. M. Fernandez, L.
10 E. Marshall, &. G. A. Serran (Eds.), Sexual offender treatment : Controversial Issues (pp. 173-185). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 4. Colorado Sex offender Management Board STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the assessment , evaluation , treatment and behavioral monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders The SOMB is required to maintain the STANDARDS and GUIDELINES for the evaluation and treatment of criminal defendants with a current or past sex offense The evaluation shall make recommendations for the management, monitoring , and treatment of the defendant based upon his or her individual risk factors. Recommended interventions shall prioritize the physical and psychological safety of victims and potential victims, and meet the assessed needs of the particular The STANDARDS and GUIDELINES apply to treatment provided both in the community and during treatment providers shall be as flexible as possible and shall include a continuum of options which may include, but are not limited to, group counseling.