John Simerman reported today that Jessica’s law “has forced many paroled sex offenders into homelessness, made residential treatment facilities off-limits and threatened to steer police assets away from the most dangerous sex criminals, according to testimony Monday before a state panel.”
The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) held their first public hearing at City Hall in San Francisco, yesterday. The hearing is the first of “three across the state this week at which law enforcement, treatment providers and the public can lodge their concerns over Proposition 83. ”
CASOMB is expected to recommend changes this month in a report to the Legislature.
Board Chairwoman Suzanne Brown-McBride said some changes could come in regulations, others in legislation. Meanwhile, the state is fighting legal challenges to the law, which 70 percent of voters backed.
The panel meets again today in Bakersfield and Wednesday in San Bernardino.