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Short Version
The short version (2 hours) is designed for policymakers, judges, prosecutors, managers, and line staff who are not directly involved in sex offender management. It may also be used as a way to introduce this material to others who are not currently involved in sex offender management but may work with such a population in the future. These individuals might include victim advocates, social service agencies, treatment providers, and new probation officers who are undergoing training. Finally, this version may be used as the framework for a presentation at a conference, where a varied audience that shares an interest in sex offender supervision issues could be reached. The purpose of this version is to provide exposure to the concepts underlying the effective supervision of sex offenders in the community and an opportunity to think about individual roles in implementing or improving a comprehensive and specialized approach to sex offender management.

An Overview of the Training
This section provides an overview of victims, offenders, and the key elements of emerging supervision practices around the nation.

There are discussion questions in the presentation, but there are no separate learning activities in this curriculum.

Innovative Approaches to Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community
This section highlights one innovation that is essential to the day-to-day practice of supervising sex offenders—the core team collaboration of supervisor, treatment provider, victim advocate, and, where available, the polygraph examiner.

Users can conclude the training by using one of the two learning activities provided in this section of the curriculum, depending on the composition of the audience. For probation and parole agents, there is an opportunity to review the implications of the material for their work. For a more general audience, there is an opportunity to map the agencies and functions that address sex offenders, which will help participants identify their roles in a collaborative approach.