This study assessed the processes and mechanisms that exist for state and county agencies to communicate with one another about probationers and parolees convicted of child abuse crimes, and their return to the community. This project also reviewed the applicable California laws such as "Dustin's Law", and related Penal and Welfare & Institution Codes. Finally, this project assessed the statutory authority of the Fresno County Department of Social Services (DSS) relevant information including policy and procedures pertaining to the Fresno County Child Abuse Review Team (CART). As part of a program assessment, this project analyzed the roles and responsibilities of various state and local agencies that are involved with DSS or that oversee and monitor convicted child abusers. Further legislative action is needed as well as training to ensure the safety of the children. Additional research is needed regarding the CART process pertaining to the rates of recidivism and the cycle of violence regarding the impact of childhood victimization on adult offending.
【授予单位】California State University, Fresno.;
【学科】Law.;Sociology, Criminology and Penology.;Social Work.