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Is the State’s Sex Offender Program Working?

Posted on · The state agency responsible for supervising, monitoring and providing treatment for the most violent sex offenders in the state is undergoing some sweeping changes. Among the problems faced by the recently revamped Office of Violent Sex Offender Management: a shortage of housing for sex offenders released from prison and a perception that the state’s civil commitment program […]

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Overseeing Sex Offenders, Phobias, and The Wheel Workers: Houston Matters for Thursday, June 26, 2014

Posted on · 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 […]