On May 15 Governor Schwarzenegger signed Executive Order S-08-06 directing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to create a High Risk Sex Offender (HRSO) Taskforce. This taskforce will review current statutory requirements and departmental policies on notification, placement, monitoring, and enforcement of parole policies with regart to HRSOs and provide recommendations for improvemnt.
One of the seats on that taskforce was reserved for an indivdual or agency that represents victims of sexual assault. Last week, CALCASA was asked to fill that seat and represent the interests of seuxal assault survivors and rape crisis agencies. The coalition is eager to participate in these vital disucssions and looks forward to the challenging work ahead.