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Report on Safety Issues Raised by Living Arrangements for and Location of Sex Offenders in the Community as Prepared for the Colorado State Judiciary Committees, Senate and House of Representatives

General Material
Published Date
March, 2004

This report examines safety issues raised by sex offenders' community living arrangements, with particular focus on: (1) Do the living arrangements of sex offenders, including shared living arrangements, have an impact on community safety? (2) Do the location of sex offender residences, specifically in proximity to schools and childcare centers, have an impact on community safety? The report concludes that recidivism rates were significantly lower for men in shared living arrangements and that family and community support were important factors contributing to lowered recidivism. Researchers found no evidence that restricting offenders from living near schools, playgrounds, etc. made a positive contribution to lowered recidivism.