Sexual Offender Management Board forming

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Panel will oversee sexual offender management policies and practices statewide

BOISE, June 17, 2011 – On April 11th, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed into law Senate  Bill 1154 which provides for the establishment of the board, and charges it with the responsibility of developing, advancing and providing oversight of sexual offender management policies and practices statewide.   

The chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court will appoint one person to represent the Idaho judiciary on the panel. Idaho’s governor will appoint the board’s other nine members.  They include: 

  • a clinical provider with expertise in the assessment and treatment of adult sexual offenders.
  • a clinical provider with expertise in the assessment and treatment of juvenile sexual offenders.
  • a clinical provider with expertise in cultural diversity and behavior of sexual offenders.
  • a representative of the Idaho Department of Correction.
  • a representative of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections.
  • an attorney with experience in the criminal prosecution of sexual offenders.
  • an attorney with experience in the criminal defense of sexual offenders.
  • a member of the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association.
  • a public representative.

Members appointed by the governor will serve a three-year term and receive a $75.00 per meeting honorarium.

While the law does not specify the frequency with which the board will meet, SOMB’s management assistant, Kathy Baird, says it’s likely the panel will convene about one day a month. She also says it’s possible the board will create committees which will require further obligations for members. They would receive the same $75.00 honorarium for each committee meeting they attend.

Story published: 06/10/2011
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