Alpha Human Services is a
nationally recognized private non-profit organization with over 30 years of experience treating most categories of sexually deviant
behavior. The Alpha treatment programs were the 2001
American Probation and Parole Association President's Award winner
for leadership and innovation in the treatment of sex offenders.
Some non-offender sexual abuse services are also available.
Residential program offers three program
tracks, ranging in length from 60 days to an average of 18
months in residence, for adult male offenders. The post-residential portion of this program typically lasts about one
year, but is open-ended. The residential program
provides high levels of structure and supervision within a
therapeutic community setting and is licensed and certified by the Minnesota
Department of Corrections.
program provides treatment for both male and female adult and adolescent
misdemeanor and felony sex offenders, including treatment for elderly offenders, non-contact offenders,
Spanish-speaking offenders, female sex offenders, and adult
and child pornography (usually internet) offenders.
There is a one year program for
young adult, non-paraphiliac "statutory rape"
offenders. A psychoeducational course is offered to
individuals who deny or severely minimize their sexual problems or
misconduct. It is also for those who do not need
long-term sex offender treatment. Treatment for victims of sexual abuse
and a sex offender spouse/partners group are also available on
an outpatient basis. Alpha also has an educational
program for spouses or others who may be required to supervise
contact or visitation between an offender and minor children.
Partners, survivors and family members can receive services at
Alpha without the offender being in treatment at Alpha. Alpha
also provides post-release programming for adult male sex
offenders discharged back into the community.
Comprehensive outpatient psychosexual assessments are available,
as are psychophysiological assessments . In addition to
outpatient assessments, a 60-day inpatient evaluation makes use of the residential
therapeutic milieu to determine an offender's sexual
difficulties and treatment needs.
Alpha's mission is to reduce the incidence of
the victimization of innocent people by providing treatment to sex
offenders, their families, and sexual abuse victims; to reduce the
pain and suffering caused by sexual abuse; and to be an educational
resource for other agencies, and the public.