The appropriate treatment is determined by the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH). Treatment includes a multi-phased program called the “Good Lives Model” which is part of the Sex Offender Commitment Program. If an SVP successfully completes the program or if the SVP receives an annual report from DSH stating he or she can be safely treated in a community outpatient program or that he or she is no longer a danger, he or she can petition for release under community-based supervision in the final phase of the Sex Offender Commitment Program. This is pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act. Further information about the program and other treatment is described on the DSH website (