Risk Assessments for Sex Offenders in Florida

If a defendant is put on probation for a sex offense in Jacksonville, in order for him or her to have contact with a minor, a risk assessment must be completed and presented to the judge. In Florida, the assessment must be prepared by a qualified practitioner and must be written. The components of it are:

1. The sex offender’s legal status.

2. The offender’s history of adult criminal charges with a sexual motivation.

3. The offender’s criminal history without a sexual motivation.

4. The offender’s juvenile charges.

5. The offender’s sex offender treatment history.

6. Mental Status of offender.

7. Work, social, educational history.

8. History of drug treatment.

9. Practitioner’s opinion about contact with children.

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