Why is the offender moving into my community?
This individual has committed a crime that has been reported to a police agency, quite possible the agency that is conducting this educational meeting. That agency investigated the report and arrested the individual. The local prosecuting attorney for that jurisdiction determined the criminal statutes violated. They charged the suspect with those violations and went to court to convict this individual of those crimes.

The offender was either found guilty by a judge or jury, or as happens in most cases, pled guilty to the offenses which he/she was charged. When an offender is released from prison, he/she usually returns to the same area of residence from which they lived when the crime was committed. Most offenders are released to jurisdictions that originally gained the conviction. Sometimes offenders are released to another jurisdiction because they may have family support there, additional treatment to complete at a program located in the other jurisdiction, or they may have found a job in the area that will lead to a productive lifestyle.

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1. What are the different sex offender levels and what do they mean?
2. Why is the offender moving into my community?
3. If the offender is so dangerous, why is he being let out in the first place?
4. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my neighborhood, what should I do differently to protect myself and my family?
5. What do I tell my children about this offender?