Michelle Lensink

Sex Offender Treatment Program

Question put forward to the Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO regarding the sex offender treatment program.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: For the years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, how many prisoners:

1. Were assessed for the sex offenders program;

2. Commenced the sex offenders program; and

3. Completed the sex offenders program?

The Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO: I am advised that:

The sex offender program was piloted in prison and in the community in 2005 and the second round of programs is currently being run, therefore only figures for the years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 are provided.

In 2004-2005—

40 prisoners were assessed for the prison-based program and 20 offenders were assessed for the community-based program;

10 prisoners commenced the prison-based program and 11 offenders commenced the community-based program;

9 prisoners completed the prison-based program and 10 offenders completed the community-based program.

In 2005-2006 to date—

25 prisoners were assessed for the prison-based program and 28 offenders were assessed for the community-based program;

10 prisoners have commenced and are participating in the prisonbased program and 10 offenders have commenced and are participating in the community-based program;

At the time of preparation of this response, 10 Prisoners completed the prison-based program and the current community based program is due to end September 2006.

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