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Sex Offender Residence Restrictions

August 2014:

A new Policy Statement by ATSA

ATSA supports evidence based public policy and practice.. Research consistently shows that residence restrictions do not reduce sexual reoffending or increase community safety.

In fact, these laws often create more problems than they solve, including homelessness, transience, and clustering of disproportionate numbers of offenders in areas outside of the restricted zones.

Housing instability can exacerbate risk factors for reoffending. Therefore, in the absence of evidence that these laws accomplish the goals of child protection, ATSA does not support the use of residence restrictions as a feasible strategy for sex offender management. ..Continued.. by ATSA

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