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2002
Document 017635
Time to Work: Managing the Employment of Sex Offenders Under Community Supervision
By Seleznow, Eric. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The management of sex offenders "on the job in a way that adequately restricts offenders, protects the public, and simultaneously promotes successful offender reintegration" is discussed (p. 1). This report provides a look at: the importance of work; key elements in employment supervision; assessing potential job placements; establishing relationships with employers; using confidentiality waivers; making job placement decisions; and monitoring and follow-up contact with employers.... Read More
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12 p.
2002
Document 017636
Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to information and materials for three different versions (long, medium, and short) of training sessions about the supervision of sex offenders in the community is provided at this website. The following links are on this site: overview; issues and cautions; User's Guide; recommended readings lists; and curriculum download center.... Read More
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5 p.
2002
Document 017667
Managing Sex Offenders in the Community: A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners Through a Planning and Implementation Process
By Carter, Madeline M.; Morris, Laura. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A handbook designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing and strengthening sex offender management for adults and juveniles is provided. Four sections comprise this manual: an introduction to this handbook and to sex offender management; the framework of the planning and implementation process; an overview of the steps in the planning and implementation process; and conclusion -- an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information. Teamwork activities and ... Read More
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96 p.
2002
Document 018035
Educating the Community about Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community: A Training Curriculum
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Access to a training curriculum that is designed to educate the community about sexual violence and sex offender management programs is provided at this website. The following can be found: curriculum overview; four part curriculum; user's guide; special considerations for community education; a download center with handouts, lecture notes, slides, and learning activities; and an evaluation form.... Read More
WEB
5 p.
2002
Document 019152
The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders in Jails
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The impacts of offenders with co-occurring disorders upon jails are described. Sections of this document include: jails; mental disorders; receipt of needed mental health services in jails; substance abuse disorders; and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders.... Read More
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2 p.
2001
Document 019153
Integrated Services Reduce Recidivism Among Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness in California
By Davis, Gray; Johnson, Grantland; Mayberg, Stephen W.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Rockville, MD); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY) .
A summary of the report "Effectiveness of Integrated Services for Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illness" is provided. The report documents the impressive results coming from the Community Mental Health Treatment Program (AB 2034). Programs reduced the number of days homeless, incarcerated, and hospitalized for participants.... Read More
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2 p.
2001
Document 016747
Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol [J-SOAP]
By Prentky, Robert; Righthand, Sue. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A checklist "to aid in the systematic review of risk factors" for 12-18 year old boys is presented (p. iv). The manual for this experimental scale contains sections on: the development and validation of J-SOAP; references; frequently asked questions; scoring guidelines; scoring instructions for Scale I (sexual drive/preoccupation), Scale II (impulsive/antisocial behavior), Scale III (intervention), and Scale IV (community stability/adjustment); and J-SOAP scoring and summary forms.... Read More
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44 p.
2001
Document 016898
Community Notification and Education
By Matson, Scott. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Differences in state laws regarding sex offender notification are examined, as well as innovative approaches to community notification and education in the U.S. This report contains the following sections: introduction; background; state variations; identifying offenders for notification; methods of notification; legal issues; are notification laws effective?; innovative approaches; unintended consequences; reducing unintended consequences; educating communities; conclusion; and organization co... Read More
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20 p.
2001
Document 016965
Recidivism of Sex Offenders
By Bynum, Tim. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The potential for commission of subsequent offenses by sex offenders is examined. This report looks at the following issues: measurement of sex offender recidivism; factors associated with recidivism; review of studies concerning rapists, child molesters, and probationers; synthesis of recidivism studies; impact of interventions on recidivism -- treatment, juvenile treatment research, supervision, and evaluating the effects; implications for sex offender management; and concluding remarks.... Read More
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20 p.
2001
Document 017025
Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Strategies from "19 jurisdictional, cross-disciplinary teams who have developed innovative sex offender management and supervision techniques" are reported (p. i). The following five sections comprise this document: introduction and background; three state resource sites; 11 local resource sites; three tribal sites; and two additional resource sites.... Read More
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122 p.
2000
Document 016434
The Collaborative Approach to Sex Offender Management
By Carter, Madeline M.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
The need for and challenges of a collaborative approach to managing sex offenders in the community are addressed, in addition to ways jurisdictions can develop shared decision making responsibility between key policymakers and practitioners. Sections of this brief include:
  • Why collaboration is essential;
  • What is collaboration;
  • Forming collaboratives in an adversarial system;
  • Catalysts for collaboration;
  • Different approaches to team work;
  • Issues to consider... Read More
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12 pages
2000
Document 016075
Community Supervision of the Sex Offender: An Overview of Current and Promising Practices
By Gilligan, Leilah; Talbot, Tom; Carter, Madeline M., ed.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Violence Against Women Grants Office (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (SJI) (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Almost 60% of all adult sex offenders are under some form of community supervision. An exploration of emerging practices and lessons learned in the management of sex offenders at the community level is presented. Contents include:
  • Overview;
  • Sex offenders -- who is being supervised;
  • A shift in perspective -- the victim-centered approach to sex offender management;
  • The central role of collaboration in managing sex offenders in the community;
  • Establishing a framewor... Read More
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16 pages
2000
Document 016226
National Resource Group Recommended Readings
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Designed to be a starting point, this reading list is for those people who are interested in learning about effective management of sex offenders in the community. Documents are organized into the following topic areas: child sexual abuse; community notification, registration, and civil commitment; juvenile sex offenders; probation and parole supervision; research, recidivism, and statistics; risk assessment and prediction; sex offender treatment; treatment guides; and victim issues.... Read More
WEB
8 p.
2000
Document 017338
Creating Integrated Service Systems for People with Co-Occurring Disorders Diverted from the Criminal Justice System: The King County (Seattle) Experience
By Wertheimer, David. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The development of an integrated system that shares clients, information, planning, and resources is described. Topics addressed include: finding a common ground for promoting systems integration; what an integrated system is; key tactics; finding support for integrated diversion services; and the importance of disclosing "up-front" investments.... Read More
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4 p.
1999
Document 015455
Addressing the Needs of Women in Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Jail Diversion Programs
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Center for Mental Health Services (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). National GAINS Center (Delmar, NY).
The number of women offenders has increased 273% during the last 15 years. Unfortunately, there has been little done to redesign programs and services to meet the needs of women. An example of a successful program designed for the diversion of female offenders with co-occurring disorders is the Phoenix Project of Wicomico County, Maryland. This pre- and post-booking diversion program provides intensive case management and integrated mental health and substance abuse services on site. Brokered se... Read More
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6 p.
1999
Document 015068
Compendium of OJP-Sponsored Projects Relating to Sex Offenders
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A compendium of Department of Justice-sponsored initiatives relating to sex offender management is presented. Subsections include adult classification research, community notification research, evaluation of supervision and treatment approach research, juvenile sex offender research, national surveys, risk assessment research, community notification and registration, use of the polygraph, supervision and treatment programs for sex offenders, training and technical assistance for policy makers an... Read More
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43 p.
1999
Document 015069
Case Studies on the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Sites
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexandria, VA). Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
These case studies reflect lessons learned from Center for Sex Offender management (CSOM) Resource Sites. Resource sites are "communities around the country who have demonstrated--through collaboration between criminal justice and health system agencies--that they can manage sex offenders and increase public safety" (p.ix.) Contents of this publication include an introduction and background, and summaries of ten Resource Sites' activities.... Read More
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57 p.
1997
Document 014171
An Overview of Sex Offender Community Notification Practices: Policy Implications and Promising Approaches
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
Community notification laws are currently in place in 47 states. This brief offers up-to-date information to inform citizens, state and local leaders, and criminal justice professionals about these procedures and what the research suggests about their effectiveness. It addresses the benefits and limitations of these laws and examines their impact on communities, offenders, and victims.... Read More
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8 p.
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