CA: CASOMB Reports Increases on Petitions Filed and Granted

Source: ACSOL

The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) held its monthly meeting today and during that meeting it was reported that the number of filed petitions for removal from the registry has increased to a total of 5,582.  Of that total, state courts have granted 4,050 petitions and denied 85 petitions.  There are 1,532 petitions that have been filed but are waiting for a court’s decision.

“The number of petitions filed has increased by 881 as compared to January 2023,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “While this number is a significant increase, it is still far below the number of people who are eligible.  We estimate that number to be in excess of 40,000 people.”

Also during today’s meeting, the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) reported that the total number of people required to register in the state is 106,291.  This is a decrease of 661 people as compared to January 2023.  Of that total, CA DOJ reported that 19,434 people are in violation of reporting requirements.  This is a decrease of 328 people.  

The California Department of Corrections (CDC) reported today that there are a total of 93,403 people in the state’s prisons.  Of that total, there are 20,039 people convicted of a sex offense.  It was also reported that there are 6,870 people required to register on parole.

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I attended (listened to) the CASOMB Meeting today. Interesting stuff. It caught my attention that one of the scoring tools used for CP offenses continues to make a scoring distinction between those who look at underage boy pics vs. those who look at underage girl pics.
Am I missing something here…. Or is this just more endless anti-gay male bias?? 🤷🏻‍♂️

I’d love the opportunity to let the CASOMB know that there are folks with one single misdemeanor on their record in their entire life who are on Tier 3. I wonder how that would sit with them?

Last edited 4 months ago by G4Change

Congrats to ACSOL. I’m guessing the number of approvals has a lot to do with the state not being allowed to rely on the circumstances of the original offense to support the denial of such petitions (which, as I recall, is the result of another of ACSOL’s efforts in another case).

I am one of the 5,582 petitioners. My petition was granted. I am concerned that out of more than 40,000 eligible persons so few have applied. Do we know why and what could be done to encourage these individuals?

Petition submitted March 8 and approved April 23. Send ca doj email with order to terminate from court and they replied next day and was taken off registry 2 days later! I haven’t even received the order in mail yet!

So disappointed in the judicial system. I took a plea on my 288.2 case because it would get me home to my family quicker. I also knew there were options to fight the case from outside.

Since being out, in less than 5 years I went from Felony to misdemeanor to expunged. But my petition to reduce my tier to tier 1 from tier 3 was denied.

Without getting into so much detail on my case. I’m just going to say. I’m extremely disappointed and disheartened with the news I received today.

Just me and 1,532 of my closest friends.
Come July this will be going on a year for me. Tier1 misdemeanor CP 20 years ago. But 6 months prior to my arrest fir that a 15 year old girl falsely accused me of hanky panky with her. Arrested but the DA passed on prosecuting the case.

Now they’re holding up my petition saying what an awful SOB I am and outlining the alleged details in that case as if I had actually been convicted of it.

I have a pretty decent public defender and they even paid to have me examined by a forensic psychologist. So we’ll see how the next hearing goes at the end of the month. But I’m in The OC so i’m not hopeful.
Too bad I dont have the money Michael Jackson had.

I wonder how many there were in Orange County? I’m assuming zero.

Since the responses to my question diverged into another subject I wish to repost.

“I am one of the 5,582 petitioners. My petition was granted. I am concerned that out of more than 40,000 eligible persons so few have applied. Do we know why and what could be done to encourage these individuals?”