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How Texas Treats and Handles Texas Sex Offenders

The state agency overseeing the most violent sex offenders in Texas is being reorganized. The previous head of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management resigned last month after coming under fire for a decision to relocate more than two dozen high-risk offenders into the Acres Home neighborhood in north Houston without advance notice to […]

The state agency overseeing the most violent sex offenders in Texas is being reorganized. The previous head of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management resigned last month after coming under fire for a decision to relocate more than two dozen high-risk offenders into the Acres Home neighborhood in north Houston without advance notice to residents or area lawmakers.

The agency is responsible for overseeing about 300 sex offenders who are kept in state custody because of the severity of their crimes. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the new executive director of the agency. Then we talk with the Chair of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment. The Council is responsible for setting the standards of practice for sex offender treatment providers in Texas.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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