According to a new report from the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the rate of re-offense for registrants on parole declined again in 2015. This is the third consecutive reduction in the rate of re-offense reported by the CDCR.
The new CDCR report states that the rate of re-offense for registrants on parole was .6 percent in 2015. That rate compares to CDCR reported rates of .8 percent in 2014, 1.8 percent in 2013 and 1.9 percent in 2012.
“The CDCR reports debunk the myth that registrants have a high rate of re-offense,” stated ACSOL President Janice Bellucci. “The fact is that very few registrants commit a subsequent sex offense.”
By comparison, many state and federal government agencies have reported that more than 90 percent of individuals who commit sex offenses are not registrants, but instead are family members, teachers, coaches and clergy.
According to the new CDCR report, more than half of registrants on parole return to custody during the three-year period after their initial release. The biggest reason for their return to custody is not the commission of a sex offense, but instead is violation of a condition of parole. Conditions of parole include consumption of alcohol, possession of a toy and curfew violations.