2017 Vermont Statutes
Title 28 - Public Institutions and Corrections
Chapter 3 - Administration Of The Department
§ 106 Systems approach to community supervision of sex offenders
§ 106. Systems approach to community supervision of sex offenders
(a) The Department of Corrections shall establish a comprehensive systems approach to the management of sex offenders, which employs longer and more intensive community supervision of high-risk sex offenders. To accomplish this, the Department shall employ probation officers with training in the management of sex offenders sufficient to provide intensive community supervision and may use polygraph tests and prerelease and postincarceration treatment to promote rehabilitation.
(b) The Department shall create multidisciplinary case management teams, each involving as appropriate a probation or parole officer with training in supervision of sex offenders, a treatment provider, a victim's advocate, a representative of the Department for Children and Families, and a forensic polygraph examiner. These professionals shall collaborate, prioritizing community safety and the protection of former victims, and shall participate and cooperate in compliance with 13 V.S.A. § 5415 with the local special investigation unit. These teams shall address the specific treatment and supervision needs of a particular offender to enhance protection of the public, to assist that offender in reintegrating safely into the community, to support and protect known victims, and to respond to any new concerns about risk of reoffense.
(c) The Department of Corrections shall designate and train probation and parole officers in each district office to supervise sex offenders, to provide consistent and intensive case management, and to impose and enforce conditions uniquely suited to aiding the offenders' reintegration into the community. These officers shall not have a caseload of more than 45 offenders, except that a mixed caseload shall be managed pursuant to subdivision 105(d)(5) of this title. (Added 2009, No. 1, § 42.)