CSOMB - Year End Report (2014) [published 2/3/15]
Pg.6 - Since the highest period of risk is during the initial period after return to the community from incarceration
Pg. - 11 Every thoughtful consideration of sex offender management practices takes into account the need for lifestyle stabilization and the importance of reliable housing in the service of risk reduction and community safety. Having an alarmingly large number of transient sex offenders in California does not make communities safer.
Number of parolees who are homeless and transient: 1,382 (AS OF 1/30/15)
Number of probationers who are homeless and transient: unknown
Pg. 17 - Today, nearly 10% of registrants (many of whom are parolees and therefore restricted by the current application) are transient.
If current Jessica′s law is found to apply to all sex offenders, the number of transient sex offenders, could quickly increase from 10% of the registry to over half of the registry; approximately 36,000 registrants living in California communities.
The number of sex offenders registering as transient has increased 60%...since the implementation of Proposition 83[Homelessness among registered sex offenders in California: the numbers, the risk, and the response, California Sex Offender Management Board, Dec. 2008]
The Cost to the Community for FISO without support includes enormous expenditures for its tax-supported social programs. [Where we sleep: the costs of housing and homelessness in Los Angeles—Homeless Services Authority Los Angeles, CA]