The Minnesota Sex
Offender Program (MSOP) and Minnesota Security Hospital (MSH) have
undergone tremendous growth in the last 18 months, and our psychology
department is expanding as a result. We are seeking licensed or
license-eligible individuals with a doctoral degree in Clinical
Psychology to join our team. Preference will be given to those
experienced in the treatment and evaluation of individuals with severe
and persistent mental illnesses, and/or individuals with a history of
sexual offending. MSOP/MSH offers competitive salaries and benefits. In
addition to clinicians, MSOP is seeking individuals with clinical
leadership abilities for our open Psychology Director (Moose Lake) and
Assistant Clinical Director (Moose Lake) positions.
We encourage those interested in more information to contact:
Minnesota Directory for Supervision and Treatment of Sex Offenders
Minnesota 2000 Predatory Offender Registration and Tracking Program
University of Minnesota-Center
for Sexual Health
Network held its first meeting on May 18, 1995. The conception was a result of a meeting between two
probation officers from different counties who do group supervision of sex
offenders. They thought it would be
great to meet on a regular basis with others from around the state that do group
intent of the The Network was for POs and therapists who were involved in
group supervision of sex offenders to meet and 1.) Exchange ideas; 2.) Offer
each other support; and 3.) Serve as a central place for other jurisdictions to
learn about the different ways to do group supervision.
and case managers from Minnesota Correctional Facility-Moose Lake attended the
second Network meeting. They
pointed out the need for those working in the Institutions to know what is going
on in the various communities to better prepare inmates for their release.
The Network now has members from Community Corrections Departments,
State Institutions where sex offender treatment is offered, Community based Sex
Offender Treatment Programs, Half-way houses, and others who work with sex
offenders. Anyone who works with
sex offenders is welcome to become a part of
Network meets quarterly throughout the state.
Future times and places are agreed upon at each meeting.
The meetings tend to be on Fridays and are a daylong event.
One-half of the meeting is devoted to business, the sharing of
information, updates of programs, legislative happenings, dialogue and support.
The other half of the meeting is a more formalized training on
specific programs and/or issues.
The Department of Corrections Risk
Assessment/Community Notification Unit provides support
services to The Network in the form of Support Staff, mailings, statistics
Network members do not pay dues. Members
are encouraged to be active in of the Minnesota Corrections Association (MCA)
and/or Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) including the
local chapter - MNATSA. These
organizations are viewed as the main organizations in touch with current local
corrections and sex offender treatment issues.
The Network participates in regular dialogue with the MCA
legislative and Adult Justice committees and in 1996 was extremely grateful for
the support of the MCA lobbyists in communicating our concerns with the
Community Notification legislation.
Network members have found several points of common belief.
The following are some of the programs and concepts supported and
encouraged by The Network:
probation/parole caseloads for supervision of sex offenders
supervision of sex offenders
based treatment of sex offenders
between corrections, treatment, law enforcement, legislators and the
community in a holistic treatment approach for the offender and their family
of Judges, Attorneys, Policy makers, and the Community in order to promote public safety and decrease the number of
victims of sexual abuse
of Alford pleas for sex offenders
use of polygraphs and phallometric assessments for high-risk offenders
as a supervisory tool for probation and parole agents
addition to continuing to provide statewide networking and support for members,
The Network is working on the following goals for the future:
accessibility for case consultation and information exchange;
sex offender services directory;
access of treatment funding for all offenders, including educating and
lobbying health insurance companies;
statistical information of all sex offenders statewide.
become part of The Network and/or be placed on the mailing list please
send e-mail to:
or call 651-431-5886.