November 30, 2014

Vermont court officials to discuss sex registry

11-30-2014 Vermont:

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Top Vermont court officials are set to talk with lawmakers about how to reduce the number of errors on the state's sex offender registry.

The Legislature's Joint Corrections Oversight Committee will hear Monday from Chief Administrative Judge Amy Davenport and Court Administrator Patricia Gabel.

At a meeting on Nov. 17, Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn urged the panel to push for information to be supplied to judges so they can more easily decide at the time of sentencing whether someone belongs on the registry and for how long.

Legislation passed in 2009 directed Flynn's department not to post the addresses of offenders online until it got a clean review from the state auditor's office. Two audits since then have found persistent problems. ..Source.. by

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