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Sex Offender Monitoring Program

The Division of Probation and Parole established a Sexual Predator Working Group in 1997 to develop strategies to supervise sex offenders as a specific group of offenders in need of special management practices.

New and creative strategies have been initiated that emphasize individualized case management. Case management refers to the coordination and implementation of a cluster of activities directed toward supervision, treatment and management of the behavior of an individual sex offender. The aim of this new approach is to improve the system-wide management of sex offenders in the community for the purpose of holding the offender consistently accountable for the damage caused by sexual abuse.

+ Definition of a Sex Offender

A sex offender is a person who is convicted of one or more of Alaska's laws relating to sexual behavior. Charges range from felony to misdemeanor and include offenders convicted of sexual offenses in other states but residing in Alaska.

+ Sex Offender Monitoring
  • On-going audits of sex offender cases under DOC supervision. Audits assure "best practices" are appropriately focused on risk.
  • Regular face-to-face contacts
  • Specialized officers and surveillance
  • Supplemental Surveillance Program at specific sites to determine compliance with supervision
  • Unannounced home visits
  • Close coordination with treatment and criminal justice agencies
  • Regular case staffing with service professionals involved with the offender
  • Small caseloads are maintained where resources allow.
  • Sex offender risk assessment tools tied to supervision plans that are designed to reduce the incidence of reoffending and the associated level of harm.
  • On-going assessment of staff training needs are identified using emerging knowledge about effective practices in addressing sex offending behavior.
  • Home and vehicle search of offender
  • Rapid response to violation behavior
  • Restriction of movement
  • Screening of sex offenders requesting interstate transfer to Alaska
+ Sex Offender Treatment
  • Treatment provider is an integral part of the continuum of the criminal justice system.
  • Treatment providers require admission of guilt and the offender is held accountable for sexually deviant behavior.
  • Relapse prevention plan
  • Teach offenders cognitive behavioral skills
+ Sex Offender Monitoring Program Open Exchange of Information
  • Interagency collaboration among criminal justice agencies and universal release of information
  • Community notification
  • Sex offender registration through Public Safety
  • Victim awareness
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