Health Ethics Issue-Sex Offenders

Tiered approach based upon the seriousness of the

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Tiered approach based upon the seriousness of the offense of conviction; Provision for modification of sex offender registry requirements in specified,  individualized situations; Removal of “statutory rape” (“victim is 14-15 years old and the defendant was 4 or more  years older) convictions from the 2000 foot residency restrictions; Addition of “exclusion zones” and prohibition of certain employment related activities. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Any person who has been convicted of any sex offense classified in Tier I through  III in the State of Iowa, or an individual required to register in another jurisdiction  under the other jurisdictions sex offender registry requirements, is required to  register as a sex offender in Iowa if the individual resides, is employed, or attends  school in the State of Iowa.  The average offender must register for a period of ten  (10) years from the date they are either placed on probation, released on parole or  work release or released from a term of incarceration.  This also includes  individuals adjudicated of offenses sex offenses set forth in Tiers I through III. MODIFICATION One of the most important provisions of the newly amended sex offender registry  requirements is that it provides that an offender may request to modify their  registry requirements after a specific period of time has elapsed and if certain  conditions are met.  The modification process is designed to permit those  “offenders” that are considered a low risk to reoffend to get out from under the  stigma of the sex offender registry upon a proper showing.  Modification eligibility  requirements are as follows: Offender has been on the registry for at least 2 years if convicted of a Tier I offense; 5  years if convicted of a Tier II or Tier III Offense. Individual has successfully completed all sex offender treatment programs that have  been required; A risk assessment has been completed and the individual was classified as a low risk to  reoffend; Individual is not incarcerated; If individual is still on probation, parole or work release, the director of the judicial district  department of correctional services supervising the individual or the directors designee,  stipulates to the modification and a certified copy of the stipulation is attached to the  application. This requirement does not apply if individual is no longer on probation, parole or under 
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supervision by the department of corrections. The Court determines that a modification is appropriate and warranted under the  circumstances. Cite: http://www.grllaw.com/CM/Custom/Sex-Offender-Registration.asp
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