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Contact: Kevin R. Malone
1399 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
Office: (702) 486-1311
Pager: (702) 598-8926

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 1999
NEWS FROM: Parole and Probation 99-181

 

Parole and Probation Hosts Sex Offender Training

Law Enforcement, Therapists Learn Effective Supervision Techniques

 

The Nevada Division of Parole and Probation this week is hosting a three-day seminar on Identification, Profiling and Supervision of the Sex Offender. The course, held at the University of Reno Medical School, is designed to improve overall public safety by enhancing the skills of the professionals who work directly with these offenders.

Topics covered include Offender Risk Assessments, Offender Profiles, Relapse Prevention, Supervision Techniques and how to conduct searches of a sex offender's residence. The course is co-sponsored by the national Center For Sex Offender Management. The instructor is Gary Lowe, L.C.S.W., who is a nationally-recognized lecturer on the topic and who supervised adult and juvenile sex offenders for more than 30 years with the California Adult Authority.

Media coverage is invited on Thursday, November 18th.
Please page Parole and Probation Deputy Chief Warren Lutzow at (775) 861-2991 to arrange an interview.

What: Identification, Profiling and Supervision of the Sex Offender Seminar

When: Tuesday, November 16th through Thursday, November 18th

Where: University of Nevada, Reno Medical School, 401 W. Second St., Reno, Nevada

Who: Attendees include police officers, parole and probation officers and therapists from across Nevada.

Why: To enhance Nevada's sex offender identification and supervision efforts

Supervision of sex offenders is a highly specialized field which differs significantly from the supervision of other types of offenders. The Nevada Parole and Probation Division must also direct the community notification effort required by Megan's Law. Parole and Probation has created special Sex Offender units to address these issues. Approximately 300 sex offenders are under Parole and Probation supervision in Nevada.

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