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SB17-141: Low-risk Sex Offender Community-based Treatment

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB17-141
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: L. Herod/I. Aguilar


The bill requires the sex offender management board, in
collaboration with the department of corrections, the judicial department,
and the parole board, and in consultation with sex offender research
experts, to establish evidence-based criteria for the release of low-risk
offenders. The bill requires the department of corrections to allow a low-risk sex offender to complete his or her required treatment in a
community-based program if the department does not have sufficient
prison-based treatment for the offender. The bill prohibits the parole
board from denying parole to a low-risk sex offender because the
offender did not complete treatment if the offender is seeking release to
complete treatment in a community-based program.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2017)

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