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FL - Florida Action Committee - Guest: Jill Levenson - Date: 09/05/2013 at 8pm EDT

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Our Featured Guest is: Jill Levenson, PHD, LCSW

Topic will be her newest research.

Dr. Levenson will discuss a new study of transient sex offenders in the context of residence restriction laws in Florida. The entire population of registered sex offenders living in the community in Florida was studied (n = 23,523). Higher proportions of transient (homeless) sex offenders were found in counties with a larger number of restrictions, vast territory covered by these laws, wide-distance buffer zones, bus stop restrictions, higher population density, and expensive housing costs. The implications for sex offenders and their families will be discussed.

Dr. Levenson is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Sciences at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. She is also a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of practice experience in interpersonal violence with a specialty in sexual abuse. She provides treatment for sex offenders in Broward County.

Dr. Levenson’s area of research interest involves studying the impact and effectiveness of social policies and therapeutic interventions designed to reduce sexual violence. She has been a co-investigator or consultant on four grants funded by the U.S. Department of Justice investigating the effectiveness of sex offender registration and notification in preventing recidivism. She has published over eighty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has co-authored three books on the treatment of sex offenders and their families. She is known as an international expert on sexual aggression and is frequently quoted in the media. She received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Florida International University in 2003. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from University of Maryland in 1987, and her BA in Sociology from University of Pittsburgh in 1985

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Time: 08:00 PM EDT

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