Family Counseling Service offers both juvenile and adult sex offender treatment groups. Juvenile sex offender groups are conducted through the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center. Adult groups are conducted by Family Counseling Service with referrals coming from coastal bend adult probation departments.
The goals for the offenders group are to break through denial, take responsibility, and develop empathy for their victims and others. Groups are designed to enhance behavioral control and reduce the likelihood of acting on such interests, while developing/enhancing healthy relationship skills.
Topics covered in the group include:
•Admitting in detail their offense
•Developing life skills
•Learning abuse cycle
•Developing a Relapse Prevention Plan
Groups are closed and require referral from Adult or Juvenile Probation Departments.