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Re-Entry Policy Council Sex Offender Housing Project December 31, 2006

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback

With funding support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, CSG is currently developing a 30-50 page policy guide for state and local government officials seeking housing options for people convicted of committing a sex offense who have been released into the community. The focus of the guide will be to identify stable living arrangements for sex offenders given the range of residence restrictions against these individuals. It will not attempt to help policymakers formulate new legislation that establishes exclusion zones and other residence restrictions.

The guide will include several short program descriptions. In order to write these descriptions, we are looking not only for programs that target people convicted of committing a sex offense, but also for examples of broader programs / initiatives that have successfully housed these individuals in the past.

If you know of jurisdictions or programs / initiatives in the field that are tackling the issue of housing for people convicted of committing a sex offense, or have suggestions for people we should contact to learn more about such programs, please contact Jordie Hannum at (646) 383-5718.



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