Managing Adult Sex Offenders in the CommunityJanuary 1997
Managing Adult Sex Offenders in the Community discusses results of a national telephone survey identifying how probation and parole agencies managed adult sex offenders and a description of a model management process for containing sex offenders serving community sentences. In 1994, State prisons held 88,100 sex offenders compared to 20,500 in 1980. Most will return to the community, many supervised by parole officers. The survey and field research found that the most commonly reported special conditions for sex offenders on probation or parole were court- or officer-ordered treatment requirements and no-contact-with-victim provisions. Probation and parole agencies with specialized caseloads were more likely to report use of such community-safety approaches as emphasis on after-hours monitoring of offenders and an orientation focusing on victim protection.