Sunday, March 3, 2013

CA - Sexually Violent Predators

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By Joyce E. Dudley, District Attorney

ln recent months there have been several references in the media to the term "Sexually Violent Predator" (SVP) and the fact that my office has sought to stop someone who has been found to be an SVP from being placed in our county as a transient.

Many community members have asked me about the designation, SVP, and how they are different from "Sex Offenders." The short answer is: SVPs are the worst of the worst sex offenders. Less than 1% of registered sex offenders living in CA communities have been found to be SVPs.

All SVPs have been convicted of a sexually violent offense, usually multiple offenses, often rape or child molestation, and all have been sentenced to prison. While in prison the Department of Corrections makes a preliminary assessment as to which of these prisoners, by virtue of a mental disorder, would be deemed unsafe for release back into the community. Mental health experts are then appointed and full background investigations and assessments are conducted. Assuming the prisoner has a serious enough conviction these experts then look for a mental disorder, often Paraphilia (which sometimes means a compulsion to commit sexual offenses) or Pedophilia (a sexual interest in children).

Should the experts find a mental disorder and further find that the disorder renders the prisoner unsafe for release to the community, they then ask the District Attorney to file a petition with the court requesting a trial to decide whether the prisoner is a "Sexually Violent Predator." lf the judge or jury decide the prisoner is an SVP, then and only then is he (there are very few women SVPS) given that designation which is reviewed by the court or jury every two years unless the SVP stipulates to another two-year incarceration.

As a result of being given that designation, the prisoner's future is changed; instead of being released from prison after he has "served his time" he is committed to Coalinga State Hospital, a secured facility in central California reserved largely for sex offenders. There treatment is available for him, although many of the patients decline treatment.

NY - What is the real agenda?

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Why was my family used to try to make a legal precedent? The reason why is that their hasn’t been a case yet were any class of people, because of there mere presence was considered neglect so that CPS can take your children. Just for you being with your family. This is being done all over the country to veterans also. How long before this precedent get turned on gun owners as well as other classes of people.

CA - Sex Offenders Monitored by GPS Found to Commit Fewer Crimes (DUH!!!!!)

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Did you really have to do a study to determine this? Any half-dead human being could have told you this. Guess this is what happens when the government thinks we are all brain dead zombies who cannot comprehend anything. Of course they have a lower recidivism rate, that is obvious, but ex-sex offenders already have one of the lowest recidivism rates out there. This is just pure nonsense! How can you disprove this?

By Philip Bulman

An NIJ-sponsored research project examines the impact that GPS monitoring has on the recidivism rates of sex offenders in California.

A study of California high-risk sex offenders on parole found that those placed on GPS monitoring had significantly lower recidivism rates than those who received traditional supervision.

Researchers examined the effectiveness of using GPS to monitor high-risk sex offenders placed on parole in California. The NIJ-sponsored study included 516 high-risk parolees who had been released from prison between January 2006 and March 2009. Half of the parolees wore GPS monitoring devices in addition to receiving traditional parole supervision, which involves regular contact by parole agents and weekly sex-offender treatment classes ("GPS group"); the other half received only traditional parole supervision ("traditional group"). Researchers tracked each parolee for one year following his initial parole date.

See "Using GPS to Monitor Sex Offenders"

The study involved:
  • An outcome evaluation to assess both the cost of the GPS program and its effectiveness in reducing the criminal behavior of high-risk sex offender parolees.
  • A process evaluation to assess the program's design and implementation.

The researchers collected information from the state's data management system and examined official arrest records, parole supervision records, GPS monitoring data and state cost information. In addition, they conducted a survey of roughly 1,000 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) parole officers. The survey included questions about the GPS monitoring system, caseloads, program staffing and screening of high-risk sex offender parolees.