Council on Sex Offender Treatment

The Council on Sex Offender Treatment, which is administratively attached to HHSC, sets forth the standards of practice for the sex offender treatment providers in Texas.

For questions about CSOT, the licensing and regulation of sex offender treatment providers or the de-registration application process, refer to the "Contact Us" section of this page.

The Texas Civil Commitment Office oversees the administration and implementation of Texas' civil commitment program, which provides court-ordered treatment and supervision to persons civilly committed under the proceedings in Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 841.

For all questions regarding civil commitment, please visit TCCO's website.

Council Members

  • Aaron Pierce, PhD, LPC, LSOTP-S, Chairperson
  • Ezio Leite, LPC-S, LMFT, LSOTP-S
  • Emily Orozco-Crousen, MEd, LPC, LSOTP
  • Jarett Lujan, PhD, Public Member
  • Jean Stanley, LSOTP, PhD
  • Elizabeth Cox, Public Member
  • Andrea K.M. Ortiz, MA, Public Member

Meeting dates

  • June 7, 2024
  • September 6, 2024
  • December 13, 2024

All meetings start at 10 a.m.


Official meeting agendas are posted on the Secretary of State’s Open Meetings web page.


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Council on Sex Offender Treatment
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1982
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Main Number: 512-438-5446
Fax: 512-438-5289
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