Sexual Attraction to Children- Sex Offender Assistance

Contacts for people at risk of offending

If you feel at risk of engaging in illegal sexual activity, or non-consensual sexual activity (behaviours  known as sex offenses) you can find assistance and counsellors by contacting:

Child Abuse Prevention Service
Aims to alleviate child abuse by providing support to parents, carers, kids, families, etc. CAPS runs a free, telephone helpline offering support, information, referral and crisis intervention. 

Call 24 hours: 1800 688 009.

Stop It Now

Stop It Now  is an international organisation, which provides anonymous self-help resources for people who are worried about downloading and using child pornography from the internet. They are a collaborative group of University and NGO's from Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Virped

Virtuous Paedophiles is an anonymous self-help group for people sexually attracted to children. Virped  highest priority is to help pedophiles never abuse children.  Virped provides peer support and information about available resources to help pedophiles lead happy, productive lives. 

Pastoral Counselling Institute

A Christian organisation that integrates pastoral care with treatment for child pornography use and paedophilia. Parramatta, NSW. Phone: 02 9683 3664

German treatment facility with online resources for individual sexually attracted to children.

Circle of support and accountability

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a Canadian community-based initiative operating on restorative justice principles.  CoSA assists individuals who have served a prison sentence for a sexual offence(s) in their effort to re-enter society.

NSW Child Sex Offender Counsellor Accreditation Scheme

The NSW Child Sex Offender Counsellors Accreditation Scheme is a public register of counsellors with the necessary knowledge and skill to work with people who sexually offend against children.
Telephone: (02) 9286 7276                                
9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon-Fri)

Australian Psychological Society

Search for a psychologist in your area. Access over 2,300 psychologists Australia wide, who are in private practice.
Freecall: 1800 333 497  

 

The Sex Offender Support Program

The Sex Offender Support Program is a voluntary program, funded by the Department of Justice. It provides support for prisoners who have received a sentence for sex offences and are either eligible for or have participated in the Corrections Services Sex Offender Program. Support is given to those who have a community based disposition or are serving a prison sentence.

Contact the Department of Justice in your state for information on the following programs.

 

Australian tertiary sex offender treatment programs for young offenders

Jurisdiction

Program

Australian Capital Territory

Young Sex Offender Program
ACT Specialised Treatment Options Program (ACTSTOP)

New South Wales

Sex Offender Program
Mirvac House Program

Queensland

Griffith Adolescent Forensic Assessment and Treatment Centre
Sexual Assault Support and Prevention Program

South Australia

The Mary Street Adolescent Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Victoria

Male Adolescent Program for Positive Sexuality (MAPPS)
Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program (SACPP)
Southern Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program (SSACPP)
Sexual Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP)
Early Intervention Program

Western Australia

Safecare Young People's Program (SYPP)

Adapted from Flanagan (2003).

 

Australian tertiary sex offender treatment programs for adult offenders

Jurisdiction

Community-based

Prison-based

Australian Capital Territory

 

Adult Sex Offender Program

New South Wales

Maintenance Program
Treatment Program

Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT)
Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) - Moderate Density
Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) - High Density
Custody-based Intensive Treatment Out Reach (CORE)
Custodial Maintenance Program

Queensland

Community Corrections Sex Offender Program

Sex Offender Intervention Program
Preparation for Intervention
Sexual Offender Treatment Program
Indigenous Sex Offender Treatment Program

Western Australia

Community-based Maintenance Program
Community-based Program
Community-based Intellectually Disabled Program

Medium Sex Offender Program
Indigenous Medium Sex Offender Program
Intellectually Disabled Program
Intensive Program
Reasoning and Rehabilitation Cognitive Skills Program

Adapted from Lievore (2004).