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Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders

Understand the impact residency restrictions for sex offenders have on deterring crime and protecting communities.

This topic is intended to give you an overview of the widespread use of restrictions on where sex offenders may live around the country. We will look at what works and what doesn't work in efforts to manage residential placement for sex offenders in the community. You will learn about the rationale for these restrictions, what the research tells us about the effectiveness of these restrictions in deterring crime and protecting communities, the collateral consequences of these restrictions and the impact those have on community safety, and how communities are affected by sex offender housing.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

The Sex Offender Management System: Origins and Rationale

  • The Assumptions Behind the Sex Offender Management System
    • High Recidivism Rates for Sex Offenders
    • Sex Offenders Are Not Amenable to Treatment
    • Adult and Juvenile Sex Offenders Often Treated the Same
  • What the Research Has Taught Us About Sex Offenders
    • ReOffense Rates Are Low
    • Treatment Works for Many Offenders
    • Juvenile Sex Offenders Are Very Different From Adult Offenders

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: A Policy Intended to Protect Communities

  • The State of the Law Today
    • Review of the Types and Degree of Residency Restrictions Around the Country
    • Restrictions Imposed by State and Local Law
    • Restrictions Imposed by Corrections Agencies
    • Impact of Litigation Designed to Challenge These Restrictions
  • The Impact of Sex Offender Housing on Communities
    • Strong Public Support for Residency Restrictions
    • Strong Support for Community Notification
    • Impact on Housing Values
    • Impact on Community Safety

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: A Policy That Has Failed to Meet These Goals

  • The Rationale for Residency Restrictions Has Been Largely Proven Wrong
    • Offenders Don't Victimize Those Close to Them
    • The Greatest Threat Is the Known Offenders in the Community
    • Residency Restrictions Do Not Significantly Deter or Reduce Crime
  • The Collateral Consequences of Residency Restrictions Undermine Community Safety
    • Clustering of Sex Offender Housing Outside Restricted Areas
    • Direct Increase in Homelessness and Transience Amongst Sex Offenders
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on November 15, 2018.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Brad A. Meryhew

Brad A. Meryhew

The Meryhew Law Group, PLLC

  • In private practice exclusively representing those accused of sexual misconduct in state and federal courts since 2003
  • Member of the Washington Sex Offender Policy Board since 2008, where he represents the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Washington Defender Association in making policy recommendations to the Washington Legislature and Governor
  • Works closely with stakeholders, including representatives of state agencies, victim advocacy groups, prosecutors, judges, and city and county associations
  • Involved in lobbying for legislative change, testifying regularly before the Legislature
  • Championed significant reforms to the sex offender registration laws in Washington that were recommended by the Sex Offender Policy Board and adopted into law by the Washington Legislature in 2010, 2011, and 2016
  • In 2014, he participated in the Sex Offender Policy Board looking specifically at residency restrictions and make recommendations to the Washington Legislature in regards to those laws
  • Published “Preparing a Client for a Psychosexual Evaluation” in Champion magazine, the national magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Published two book chapters on Psychosexual Evaluations and Representing Juveniles Charged with Sex Offenses in Thomson Reuters Aspatore Press publications
  • Regularly presents professional educational talks on topics related to the sex offender management system to private lawyers, public defenders, psychologists, state agency employees, non-profit advocacy agencies and community groups
  • Spoken at two national conferences of the National Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers on the tonic of “Representing Juveniles Charged with Sex Offenses,” in Las Vegas and Ft. Lauderdale
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Puget Sound School of Law
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Product ID: 402039
Published 2018
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