There Is Hope for Youthful Sexual Offenders

When 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

Our Philosophy

Cove PREP’s treatment philosophy is based on the belief that sexual offending results from a combination of biological, social, psychological and experiential factors. Sexual offenders are not all the same. Therefore, comprehensive assessment is required to develop an understanding the causes, contributing factors and what maintains each youth’s pattern of sexually abusive behaviors. Successful treatment is based on accurate diagnosis.

Treatment Modalities

At Cove PREP, we provide services for each resident through a variety of treatment modalities:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral treatment
  • Process-Oriented (psychodynamic) treatment
  • Psycho-educational treatment
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychiatric Care and Medication Management

Cove PREP does not utilize any aversive conditioning techniques. Polygraph testing is available for use on a case-by-case basis.

How Progress is Measured

Follow-up on successfully discharged residents currently occurs through contact with Probation Officers and through former residents phone or mail contact with the facility. To date, of more than 55 successfully discharged residents, we have identified three (3) youth or less than 5% that any have been arrested for a subsequent sexual offense.