Why is the offender living in my neighborhood?

The sheriff’s office cannot place any restrictions on where an offender lives in any community. As a part of the offender’s release, they submit a release plan that is reviewed by the department of corrections prior to the offender’s release. The plan may be declined if the offender’s residence would be considered a risk to the community based on the offender’s victim range. While you may not be happy about an offender living in your area it is important to realize that at least you are aware of this offender. The best defense you can have is being educated on how to protect yourself and your family members from being victimized by anyone.

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1. Why did the offender get so little time?
2. Why is the offender living in my neighborhood?
3. When is the sheriff's office going to move the offender out of my neighborhood?
4. How often do sex offenders really re-offend?
5. Are you going to tell us if the offender moves out of this neighborhood, so we don't have to worry anymore?
6. What do I tell my children about this offender?
7. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my neighborhood, what should I do differently to protect myself and my family?
8. Why do some offenders not have release conditions?
9. How can I get information on other offenders?
10. How can I report suspicious activity by an offender?