Tex. Gov't Code Section 499.054
Sex Offender Treatment Program


In this section, “sex offender treatment program” means a comprehensive treatment program that:


psychologically evaluates inmates who are serving a sentence for an offense described by Section 12.42 (Penalties for Repeat and Habitual Felony Offenders on Trial for First, Second, or Third Degree Felony)(c)(2), Penal Code;


addresses the motivation and psychosocial education of inmates described by Subdivision (1); and


provides relapse prevention training for inmates described by Subdivision (1), including interruption of cognitive and behavioral patterns that have led the inmate to commit criminal offenses.


The department shall establish a sex offender treatment program to treat inmates who are serving sentences for offenses punishable under Section 21.02 (Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Disabled Individual)(h) or 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault)(f), Penal Code. The department shall require an inmate described by this subsection to participate in and complete the sex offender treatment program before being released from the department.


The department may establish a sex offender treatment program to treat inmates other than those inmates described by Subsection (b).
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 593 (H.B. 8), Sec. 1.09, eff. September 1, 2007.

Source: Section 499.054 — Sex Offender Treatment Program, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­499.­htm#499.­054 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 499.054’s source at texas​.gov