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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3429         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1383

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to reporting sex offender treatment program outcomes by the Commissioner of Department of Corrections and the Department of Youth Services.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3429        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1383

By Mr.  Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1383) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to the reporting sex offender treatment program outcomes by the Commissioner of Department of Corrections and the Department of Youth Services.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to reporting sex offender treatment program outcomes by the Commissioner of Department of Corrections and the Department of Youth Services.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 123A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 6, after the word “provided” the following words:-, and the outcomes of treatments upon discharge from the department of correction and the department of youth services. The measurement means to determine the outcome measure of the programs must exceed methods including anecdote or personal testimony, correlation, and pre-program / post-program measures. The outcome measurement report of the programs must report on two groups, whereas persons in one group are receiving the program and the persons in the other group who have not received or completed the program. The two groups in the outcome measurement report must not be different along risks and needs of reoffending from one another, as determined by the DOC COMPAS risk assessment tool and a similar tool in the DYS, except for the presence and absence of the program. The two groups reported on must include persons who have the same risks and needs to reoffend as identified by the risk assessment tools. The measurement of the program must annually report on the rate of recidivism for each group and if there is a statistically significant difference between the two groups, or not.

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