There is hope for youthful sexual offenders if they receive intensive, multi-faceted treatment that targets their
individual patterns and needs.
Cove PREP is committed to providing that treatment.
Cove PREP Treatment Facility for Adolescent Sexual Offenders
Cove PREP was founded in 1999 to serve the needs of adolescent males who have committed sexually abusive acts
and who cannot safely be maintained in community settings. We provide care from a balanced perspective
that addresses community protection with the need to provide comprehensive treatment for young men who commit
sexual offenses. Accountability for one's actions is combined with comprehensive assessment and specialized
interventions to work toward the goal of "No More Victims".
Cove PREP (Psychosexual Rehabilitation & Education Program) is located in Western Pennsylvania, approximately
45 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. The facility is a secure, fenced facility that is located on the 300+ acre
campus of Torrance State Hospital. Cove PREP is part of the White Deer Run/Cove Forge Behavioral Health System
in Pennsylvania and part of the national network of programs operated by CRC Health System, Inc.
Cove PREP is strongly committed to a multidisciplinary approach that addresses behavioral, educational, mental
health, sexual acting out and family concerns. Treatment at Cove PREP begins with a thorough assessment of
these areas to enable the Treatment Team to develop a plan of care specific to the needs of each youth.
The facility has the security to protect the safety of individual residents and the community, but with a strong
Progress in treatment is measured by competency development. Youth are required to meet specific goals in order
to advance in treatment. The length of time it takes different youth to accomplish these goals varies, but
typically ranges from 12 to 28 months. To date, less than 5% of residents who have successfully completed the program
have been arrested for a subsequent sexual offense.
Cove PREP is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and is accredited by the JCAHO.