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NCJ Number: NCJ 224770     Find in a Library
Title: Strategically Monitoring Sex Offenders: Accessing Community Corrections' Resources to Enhance Law Enforcement Capabilities
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

American Probation and Parole Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2008
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: Baseline information is provided to improve communication between the law enforcement community and community corrections officers with the ultimate goals of enhancing public safety and future victimization through effective management of sex offenders.
Abstract: The justice system consists of many agencies, each with specific missions. These agencies are often able to work with little interaction with one another. However, strategically monitoring and tracking sex offenders requires agencies working together to enhance public safety and prevent future victimization. Most sex offenders return to the community upon release from incarceration. During the supervision process, both law enforcement personnel and community corrections officers (CCOs) gather different but equally important information on sex offenders. Sharing information can better prepare both groups to monitor and track the sex offender population. Communication between law enforcement and CCOs is crucial to determining which offenders should be considered high risk. With this knowledge, agencies can tailor supervision strategies and resources accordingly. This report, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, outlines the types of information collected by CCOs and details the purpose, benefits, access to, and examples of each piece of information. Notes and references
Main Term(s): Sex offenders
Index Term(s): Supervised release ; Supervision ; Interagency cooperation ; Communications ; Crime prevention measures ; Offender supervision ; Criminal justice system coordination ; Parole supervision ; Sex Offender Registration/Registries ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2006-WP-BX-K005
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

American Probation and Parole Assoc
P.O. Box 11910
Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40578
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Downloaded November 18, 2008
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