One of the biggest challenges we face in managing convicted sex offenders is helping them find suitable housing once they return to the community. Of the few landlords that will rent to them, many [landlords] offer substandard apartments at inflated rents. I propose that we develop highly structured (supervised) units for ex-offenders on probation. They would consent to rental agreements, pay reasonable rents and be subject to conditions such as restricted visitors, regularly scheduled unit inspections, no alcohol or other drugs, etc. This is a project that I am now seeking funding for. Sex offenders must live somewhere. Why not provide environments and conditions which decrease the probability of re-offense?
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