Changing sex offender law needs to be evidence-based
“The Boston Release Network, an organization that promotes public safety by helping returning citizens reintegrate into the community, notes that of the 59 individuals using their services, none have committed or even been arrested for a new sex offense. In fact, sex offenders have one of the lowest recidivism rates of all offenders — 87 percent of offenses committed each year are by first- time offenders, 93 percent committed against children are by people known to the child, and people over 60 have a 2 percent recidivism rate.”
The Boston Release Network, founded by my good friend Bill Canavan, does amazing work protecting the public.
Please read the excellent op-ed in the Boston Globe by Anthony Benedetti and Laurie Guidry.