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NCJ Number: 162398 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Starting a Sex Offender Program: Reports From Three Communities (From Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach, P 7.1-7.13, 1996, Kim English, Suzanne Pullen, and Linda Jones, eds. - See NCJ-162392)
Author(s): S Olsen; D D L Carter; J Cheney
Corporate Author: Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
United States of America

American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Denver, CO 80215
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-IJ-CX-K021
Sale Source: American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Probation officers from Jackson County (Ore.) and Boulder and Mesa Counties in Colorado describe the ways in which significant changes for managing sex offenders began in their communities.
Abstract: The information was collected during site visits conducted as part of NIJ-sponsored research on the management of sex offenders in the community. The field research frequently revealed that probation and parole officers were crucial initiators of significant changes in the local approach for managing sex offenders. The analysis revealed that the development of a sex offender supervision and treatment program has its origins in a community's attitudes toward punishment and rehabilitation of the offender and protection of the victim. Each community's response will differ depending on the factors influencing the need for such a program. An effective supervision and treatment program must bring together the therapeutic community and the criminal justice system. The integration is necessary to provide effective control of sex offenders in the community and to allow the victim to resolve the trauma of the offense. A comprehensive community-based program is the most effective way to bring about significant behavioral change in sex offenders while still providing for public safety. Footnotes and 2 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Colorado; Correctional reform; Intensive supervision programs; NIJ grant-related documents; Oregon; Sex offender treatment; Sexual assault victims
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