Friday, July 28, 2006

Notice of Public Hearings Placement and Supervision of High Risk Sex Offenders

The High Risk Sex Offender Task Force, established by Gov. Schwarzenegger earlier this year, will host three public hearings to discuss placement and supervision of High Risk Sex Offenders (HRSO) in California.

The public hearing schedule is as follows:

10 a.m.-1 p.m.          Sacramento
                                 Monday, Aug. 7
                                 Room 437, State Capitol

1:30-4 p.m.               Fresno
                                 Tuesday, Aug. 8
                                 Board of Supervisors, Hall of Records
                                 2281 Tulare Street, Room 301

1:30-4 p.m.               Santa Ana
                                 Wednesday, Aug. 9
                                 Rancho Santiago Community College District Board
                                 2323 N. Broadway

Participants include task force co-chairs Assemblymember Rudy Bermudez (D-Norwalk), Assemblymember Todd Spitzer (R-Orange), and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Secretary (A) James E. Tilton as well as other members of the task force.

These public hearings are an opportunity for the public to provide input on issues of supervising and placing High Risk Sex Offenders in communities in California. Gov. Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-08-06 on May 15, 2006, establishing the task force. It is charged with reviewing the current statutory requirements and departmental policies on notification, placement, monitoring, and enforcement of parole policies with regard to high risk sex offenders and to provide recommendations to improve them by Aug. 15, 2006.