Sexual Offenders Unit
The Sexual Offenders Unit was developed in 1997 to address the growing concerns of sexual abuse in our country and community. The sexual offenders supervision program was designed to follow the program recommendations of the American Probation and Parole Association's motto "containment approach" in managing this offender population.
The unit currently consists of one specialized probation officer with extensive and continual training through American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
, Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole, and Corrections (PAPPC)
, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP)
, Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
, and Sexual Offenders Assessment Board (SOAB)
The Sexual Offenders Unit supervises offenders who have committed sexual offenses in Cumberland County and offenders who are currently Cumberland County residents that were convicted of sexual offenses in other counties. These cases are managed by providing surveillance, monitoring, and treatment. The probation and parole officer works in conjunction with treatment providers to assist in re-educating the offender. The officer assesses the overall status of the offender for specialized treatment and intervention needs, develops and implements intervention strategies necessary to reduce criminal behavior, and meets regularly with offenders in the office and in the community. The officer also monitors the progress of offenders in treatment or therapy, prepares Court-ordered presentence investigation reports, schedules violation hearings, and performs duties related to Megan's Law
and DNA requirements.
In addition to the standard conditions of probation, parole, and intermediate punishment, sexual offenders must comply with the following special conditions:
- You may not consume alcohol.
- You may not possess pornographic materials in any form.
- You may not access the internet.
- You may not have any contact with minor children under 18 years of age.
- You may not be employed in any capacity that involves children.
- You must comply with counseling and treatment recommendations.
- You may not frequent places where minors congregate.
- If directed, you must submit a daily activity log to your probation and parole officer.
- You must submit to a polygraph examination if ordered.