Monday, August 14, 2006

High Risk Sex Offender Task Force Presents Recommendations to Governor on August 15

The High Risk Sex Offender Task Force, established by Gov. Schwarzenegger earlier this year, will give its recommendations on the placement and supervision of High Risk Sex Offenders (HRSO) in California. The recommendations come after three months of discussions, studies, and public hearings.

The task force members will present their recommendations and answer questions at:

9 a.m. Tuesday, August 15
Room 1190, State Capitol

Task force members included task force co-chairs Assembly Member Rudy Bermudez (D-Norwalk), Assembly Member 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.

The task force recommendations focus 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 was 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