How Georgia Evaluates Thousands of Sex Offenders

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JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS
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8 min read
1482 words
Beau Evans
Aug 02, 2021
Key Points
  • 1 in 23 sex offenders in Georgia are high-risk predators.
  • State board uses “level” system to determine risk.
  • Dozens of out-of-state sex offenders move to Georgia monthly.
How closely Georgia’s sex offenders are watched after returning to local communities post-prison depends on the work of a little-known state agency with a big case backlog. Created in 2006, Georgia’s Sexual Offender Registration Review Board (called “SORRB”) is tasked with deciding every convicted sex offender’s risk for committing another serious crime such as rape, child molestation or ...

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