Sex Offenders’ Therapy Program (SeNAT) in Lithuania (2021)
On November 23, the Sex Offenders’ Therapy Program (SeNAT) training started in the Training Centre of the Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. This training was intended for the psychologists and the probation officers who worked with the sexual offenders. The training was implemented according to the program of 36 academic hours: 6 academic hours were allocated for the lectures, 19 academic hours – for the exercises, and 11 academic hours – for the individual learning. In 2010, SeNAT Program started at two correctional institutions of Lithuania: Alytus Correction House and Pravieniškės Correction House-Open Prison Colony.
The main goals of the SeNAT program are the prevention of sexual offense recidivism and the safe reintegration of such persons back into the community. The main tasks of the SeNAT program include helping the offenders determine their risk factors and how to control and manage these risk factors in the future.
The Training Center of the Prison Department in Lithuania has recently joined the EPTA Network as the 32nd member, and information about the academy can be viewed on their profile page here.