Chelsea’s Law increases penalties, parole provisions, and oversight for the worst of the worst sex offenders in society – the violent sexual predator who attacks children – and offers solutions. Chelsea’s Law (AB1844) has helped to protect the 9.3 million children in California but we must remain vigilant and are working to expand Chelsea’s Law to other states.
- A new one-strike life without parole penalty for those sexual predators who commit the most heinous violent sex crimes against a child, as well as increases in other penalties for sex crimes committed against minors by use of force, violence, duress, menace, and fear.
- Increases in parole periods with active GPS monitoring for those convicted of felony sex
crimes involving physical contact with children, as well as a new prohibition against loitering
in parks where children congregate for parolees convicted of most sex offenses against children.
- Implementation of the “containment model” approach to sex offender management proposed by California’s Sex Offender Management Board, including increased oversight, psychological evaluations, and polygraph testing for all sex offenders on parole or probation.
- Implementation of a Dynamic Risk assessment model to improve evaluation of sex offender’s potential for new sexual violence.
- Authorization for various upgrades to the Megan’s Law website so as to include more useful and informative data to law enforcement and the public on the actual risk of sex offenders in our communities.
- Funding for victims’ services and outreach, as well as resource-development for SAFE (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) teams in rural, regional areas.
- Changes in the state MDO (Mentally Disordered Offender) evaluation process to ensure that offenders deemed by at least two psychologists to be too dangerous to be released are properly detained.
Chelsea’s Light Foundation in currently working to create a Chelsea’s Law in other states. To get involved, please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.