The program is not time-limited, but instead is competency-based. In other words,
residents cannot just "do their time" and complete the program. The program is based on a
phase system, with advancement to the next phase requiring that residents have successfully
met the requirements of their current phase. The six phases and their requirements are as
Red: This is the Assessment and Evaluation phase of treatment. This is a time
for the resident to become familiar with the program. This lasts at least two weeks during which
Learns the program rules
Begins learning his "thinking errors"
Adjusts to placement
Begins to build rapport with the staff
Most psychiatric, nursing, psychological evaluations are completed
The goal for this level is for the resident to show an attempt at positive behavior and to
learn the rules and follow the program.
Blue (Phase 1): This is the Accountability and Responsibility phase of treatment. This
is when a resident accepts responsibility for the actions that brought him into the program.
It is during this time that the resident:
Gets "flooded" with information regarding boundaries, the law, consent, the
A-B-C's of rational/emotive behavioral therapy, and thinking errors.
The resident will be familiar with the above topics and be able to discuss them without
The resident's maintenance behaviors are also uncovered and discussed.
Once his behavior and knowledge of the above is proficient, he will complete his sexual
abuse history and offending history. This will be discussed and revised with the resident's
Behaviorally, the resident should be reducing the instances of verbal offending as he
reaches the time where he could qualify for phase advancement. He will take a time-out when
directed to do so, and begin to voluntarily take time-outs on his own.
Yellow (Phase 2): This is the Offense Cycle and Disclosure phase of the treatment.
A Resident learn to identify patterns of abuse that are a response to identified
triggers and will:
Learn the four preconditions of sexual abuse, his offense cycle and complete his disclosure
Behaviorally, he will take a time-out without needing staff to direct him to do so. If
staff does need to direct him, it will be infrequent in nature and followed without comment
He will be receiving positive feedback from staff on a daily basis. This will be the beginning
of earning the status as positive role model.
Green (Phase 3): This is the Victim Empathy phase of treatment, during which the resident
comes to understand how the victim was affected by the offending behavior. A resident will:
Spend a great deal of time developing an understanding of the consequences to the victim.
Be taught additional and advanced social skills.
Understand, encourage, and support new residents. Family therapy will occur regularly in preperation
Be eligible for home or off-ground passes. These may require approval by
the court; completion of a risk assessment, and assessment of the family's ability
to provide the supervision needed to ensure community safety.
Work with his Therapist to identify what additional placement or services will be needed to assist the
resident in reintegrating back into the community.
White (Phase 4): This is the Relapse Prevention phase of the treatment. It
is at this time that the resident is required to learn and identify intervention techniques
that will be successful in preventing the cycle of reoffending after discharge. This is when
a resident will:
Complete the Relapse Prevention Handbook and develop a personal relapse prevention plan.
Home and off-ground passes could be occuring frequently (if all criteria is met).
Family therapy occuring on a regular basis and includes family responsibilities related
to the relapse prevention plan.
Outpatient services or "step-down" programs in place.
The relapse prevention plan is forwarded to probation for inclusion in conditions of
probabtion supervision, where applicable.
Clear (Phase 5): This is the Mentoring phase of treatment. The resident will
have completed the offenders workbook and will be a role model for other residents. The
resident is awaiting his court hearing to be reintegrated into the community. The resident consistently
takes responsibility for his thoughts, behaviors and the effects that his behavior has on others.