SMMHC - Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services
The sex offender program formerly known as the Missouri Sexual Offender Treatment Center (MSOTC) is now a service provided by the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center (SMMHC). It is now called Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services (SORTS).
Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services is a civil involuntary commitment program for the treatment of sexually violent predators. This group of offenders is disdained and rejected by society due to their crimes. We have been given the task of treating these individuals and safely returning them to the community. This requires a commitment to the belief that all persons can change. We must find the means to reach and treat every offender.
Please visit the various pages of our website to obtain information about our services. If you are interested in employment, there is a section to assist you in applying for available positions. We welcome your questions and comments. David Schmitt, Chief Operating Officer
- To improve mental health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all we do.
- "Working together to be the premier provider of Hope, Rehabilitation and Recovery to achieve fulfilling lives."
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Missouri law establishing Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services, a Division of Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center, was signed on August 30, 1998, by Governor Mel Carnahan and became effective January 1, 1999. The law provides for the civil commitment of certain sexual offenders who have been convicted, found not guilty by reason of insanity or committed as a criminal sexual psychopath. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is responsible for the control, care and treatment of individuals who have been determined to be sexual predators. The facility has resided at the Hoctor-Blair Complex on the State of Missouri campus that also includes Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center and Farmington Correctional Center.