Assessing Sex Offenders

IDOC Assessment Tools

The Bureau of Probation and Parole officers ensure that sex offenders are assessed using specific sex offender risk assessment tools, subject to specialized conditions of probation or parole, and given specific restrictions while on supervision. 


In each District, any offender convicted of an offense that has a sexual component is supervised under the Sex Offender Agreement of Supervision. This type of supervision is mandatory regardless if the offense is registerable under state law or the Court has ordered that the offender does not have to register. 


The Idaho Department of Correction uses specific assessments to determine supervision level, risk level, and needs of all sex offenders supervised by the Bureau of Probation and Parole.

Specialized Restrictions

The Idaho Department of Correction imposes certain specialized restrictions and supervised conditions regarding the following:

  • Chaperones
  • Housing
  • Employment and Education
  • Community Activity and Travel
  • Monthly Reporting
  • Polygraph Testing
  • In-State/Out-of-State Transfers

Interstate Compact rules govern the transfer of sex offenders from one state to another and sex offenders are not allowed to leave the state of Idaho until the receiving state approves the transfer providing an officer for supervision and investigation.

Case Planning

Case planning is conducted during the sex offender's period of supervision with the probation and parole officer making specific directives that can include the following:

  •  Psychosexual assessment
  •  Polygraph Testing
  •  Sex Offender Treatment/Aftercare
  •  Stable employment and housing
  •  Maintaining employment and stable housing
  •  Substance abuse for drugs and/or alcohol
  •  Additional treatment and programming
  •  Restitution and/or Court Fees/Fines Payment
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