The Sex Offense Task Force (SOTF) is made up of members who volunteer their time and represent the incarcerated sex offense specific programs, Adult Probation and Parole (AP&P), polygraphy, victim advocacy/Department of Substance Use and Mental Health, Federal Probation/Parole and community providers. The SOTF provides oversight of internal sex offense specific treatment and outlines a program framework to external treatment providers and polygraph examiners specific to sex offense treatment interventions. The SOTF also provides Supervision Guidelines for AP&P agents who supervise clients under the jurisdiction of the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) with sex offense convictions. The SOTF performs compliance reviews of providers to ensure professional standards are met, certify the clients receive appropriate and evidence-based treatment and to increase community safety. The SOTF maintains a list of providers and examiners approved to provide services to persons who have sexually offended under the supervision of the UDC. The SOTF provides quarterly sex offense specific clinical and supervision training to approved service providers and current AP&P agents. It is the mission of the SOTF to provide evidence-based treatment and supervision to decrease the risk of sexual reoffending for our clients and increase community safety. The SOTF approves new providers and polygraphers year round as applications are received and holds a committee meeting once per month to discuss training, supervision, policy updates, form revisions, compliance reviews, etc.
The SOTF receives authority from the UDC via the Utah Legislature outlined in Title 64, Chapter 13, Section 25 of the Utah Code.