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Sex Offender Registration and Public Notification Improved; Some Aspects of the Process Could Be Streamlined, Report No. 08-60, October 2008
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  • State efforts to track sex offenders have improved. The number of absconded sex offenders has declined and registration and public notification efforts have been strengthened since our 2006 review. 
  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement could enhance the efficiency of the sex offender program by working with local law enforcement agencies to reduce duplication in sex offender address verification efforts.  FDLE also should post the Department of Corrections’ most recent sex offender address verification date on the state sex offender registry so that local law enforcement agencies can use this information in their monitoring efforts.  The state also needs better procedures to track homeless sex offenders.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Sexual Offenders

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 15-16 Sex Offender Registration and Monitoring: Statewide Requirements, Local Practices, and Monitoring Procedures,published in December 2015.
  • Report No. 12-12 Registered Sex Offenders in Florida Communities Increased to Over 23,000; Transient Offenders Present Challenges,published in December 2012.
  • Report No. 06-03 Florida’s State, County, Local Authorities Are Implementing Jessica Lunsford Act, published in January 2006.

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