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TITLE: Sotp Determination Of Supervision Status

POLICY

Levels of supervision are determined by a combination of the Iowa Classification Risk Score (Iowa Risk), Stable 2007, and staff discretion based on extraneous factors. Level of supervision will dictate contact standards for the offender, and therefore appropriate dosage of supervision and treatment.

PROCEDURES

  1. Offenders on Supervision with SOTP for a Current Sex Offense
    1. All offenders on supervision for a current sexual offense will be overridden to intensive supervision upon assignment to the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP).
    2. The offender will remain on intensive supervision for at least 6 months.
    3. All contact standards and case planning requirements will be completed in a manner consistent with the SOTP Contact Standards Policy.
  2. Criteria of modifying Supervision Status
    1. The offender must complete all required assessments (e.g., Psychosexual eval, sexual history polygraph, LSI-R, Static-99 R, Stable 2007, and/or ISORA)
    2. The offender must be on supervision for at least 6 months.
      1. Once the offender has met the above 2 criteria the offender's level of supervision can be modified to be consistent with their current level of risk, as measured by the Iowa Risk Assessment and Stable 2007. If there is a discrepancy between test scores (i.e., low Stable 2007 but Intensive level on the Iowa Risk) the officer should always use the highest test score to determine level of supervision. The supervising officer should consult with their supervisor if they feel that the offender should remain on a higher level of supervision then what is recommended by the Iowa Risk and Stable 2007.
  3. Offenders on Supervision with SOTP for a Non-Sex Offense
    1. The level of supervision for offenders with non-current sex offenses who are supervised in the SOTP will be consistent with the Iowa Risk upon sign up with the SOTP officer. In other words, these offenders supervision status will not be immediate overridden.
    2. The supervising officer should consult with their supervisor if they feel that the offender's supervision status should be overridden to a higher level of supervision then what would be consistent with the Iowa Risk score.
    3. All contact standards and case planning requirements will be completed in a manner consistent with the SOTP Contact Standards Policy.
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