You will find blogs, legislation information and other resources pertaining to juvenile offenders. The Act mandates the following: Sex Offender Services also includes an Assessment Unit, which contributes to pre-sentence investigations and screens and evaluates inmates who are potentially sexually violent predators. They work towards reducing and ultimately eliminating the juvenile population in adult jails and prisons. A program of treatment The Director of the Department of Corrections is required to develop a program of treatment, education, and rehabilitation for all imprisoned offenders serving sentences for sexual assault offenses. Implications for identified sex offenders In addition to being classified for treatment, an offender identified as a sex offender under department policy is: Procedures set forth in the department manual are designed to ensure consistent identification, evaluation, and treatment, in order to facilitate opportunities for sexual offenders to 1 understand how their own perceptions and decision making processes have led to their sexual offenses, 2 take responsibility for their past behavior and their need to change, and 3 learn alternative coping skills and behaviors that will lead to the prevention of inappropriate sexual behavior upon release. A prior sex offender is defined in the legislation as someone who has been found guilty once before of a sexual offense, and a persistent sex offender has been found guilty at least twice. The bill would make the penalty of being a prior or persistent sex offender one or two felony classes higher than it was originally, depending on the severity of the case. Require stricter background checks for those wishing to work in a child-care facility. Dedicated facility MoSOP does not have a dedicated facility. To emphasize personal responsibility, the program also places stringent conduct and participation requirements on all MoSOP participants.