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I. What Community Members Need to Know
II. Conducting a Community Notification
III. Managing Sex Offenders
IV. The Role of the Community
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Section 2: Lecture Content and Teaching Notes
Conducting a Community Notification

30 minutes

(15 minutes)

Refer to Handout Symbol Refer to handout: Community Notification and Education, a policy and practice brief developed by the Center for Sex Offender Management, is included in its entirety with the participant materials for Section 2 of this curriculum. Another useful reference is Community Notification: A Blueprint for Success published by the National Community Notification Information and Education Services, Inc. 2000. P.O. Box 52, Lake Stevens, Washington 98258-0052. This provides suggestions about community notification procedures and includes overview information about federal legislation in this area. Another such resource is Notification and Education About Sex Offenders: A Guide for Conducting Community Meetings developed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 2001.

Finally, allow time for questions and answers, using all members of your presentation team to respond as appropriate.

Now that all questions have been answered or referred appropriately, we will now close (this section of) the meeting and suggest all the participants may want to read the handout we're providing called Community Notification and Education, which summarizes how communities around the nation are responding to the desire of citizens to have more information about sex offenders living in their neighborhoods.