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Checking in On Changes to the State’s Sex Offender Agency

Posted on · The state agency responsible for supervising, monitoring and providing treatment for the most violent sex offenders in Texas has been undergoing some sweeping changes in the past year. Among the challenges the revamped Office of Violent Sex Offender Management was facing included: a shortage of housing for offenders once released from prison, and a perception that the […]

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How Texas Treats and Handles Texas Sex Offenders

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 or area lawmakers. The […]

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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 […]