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Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board

Authority: KRS 17.556
Status: Active
Term: term of the governor
Chair: Chair shall be elected by members.
Description: The Sex Offender Risk Assessment Advisory Board approves providers who conduct comprehensive sex offender presentence evaluations and treatment. The board develops comprehensive sex offender presentence evaluations that shall be used by approved providers in assessing the risk of recommitting a sex crime by a sex offender, the threat posed to public safety, amenability to sex offender treatment and the nature of the required sex offender treatment.
Composition: Ex-officio: Comm. of Dept. of Corrections, Comm. of Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Comm. of Dept. of Mental Health & Mental Retardation Services, or their designees; and the Program Administrator of the Sex Offender Treatment Program. Governor appoints the following: 1 probation and parole officer; 4 mental health professionals licensed or certified who demonstrate expertise in working with sex offenders; 1 professional working in an agency which provides services to adult or child victims of sex offenses; and 1 rep. of an advocacy group with a demonstrated interest in the welfare of victims of sex offenses.
Compensation: expenses
Meeting Schedule: meets regularly 6 times per year; on 2nd Tues of every other month. First meeting in January.
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          Department of Corrections 275 East Main Street
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: http://www.corrections.ky.gov/instfac/adultinst/DMH.htm
Phone: (502) 564-4726
Fax: (502) 502-5037

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Van Nort, JimEx-Officio
Morris, WendyEx-Officio
Koebel, LaDonna3/3/2016Ex-Officio
Ballard, Rodney3/1/2016Ex-Officio
Bogard, Jennifer G.1/5/2018Member; Representing mental health professionals; to serve during the Governor's incumbencyOldham
Savage, Mary Elizabeth1/5/2018Member; Representing advocacy groups with a demonstrated interest in the welfare of victims of sex; to serve during the Governor's incumbencyoffensesFayette
Messer, Janet Lee1/5/2018Member; Representing mental health professinals; to serve during the Governor's incumbencyHenderson
Smith, Elizabeth Renae1/5/2018Member; Representing probation and parole officers; to serve during the Governor's incumbencyHarrison
Dickie, Dr. Ida1/5/2018Member; Representing mental health professionals; to serve during the Governor's incumbencyJefferson
Carlton, Joseph Charles2/5/2018Member; Representing mental health professionals; to serve the remainder of the Governor's incumbencyJefferson
Kashan, Laela5/30/2018Member; Representing professionals working in an agencyJefferson

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