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Sexually Violent Predators

Sexually Violent Predators in the City of Boulder

What is a sexually violent predator?

Sexually violent predators (SVPs) pose a higher risk to re-offend the first year after being released from the Department of Corrections."]

Criteria to be labeled a sexually violent predator

Age The SVP must be 18 years or older on the date the offense was committed OR less than 18 years old on the date the offense was committed, but tried as an adult.
Date The crime must have been committed on or after July 1, 1997. The crimes must be one or more of the following including attempts, solicitations and conspiracies: sexual assault unlawful sexual contact (felony) sexual assault on a child sexual assault on a child/position of trust, AND the conviction of such crime must have occurred on or after July 1, 1999. Conviction includes: Guilty guilty plea nolo contendere and deferred judgment and sentence. Relationship The relationship to the victim must have been either: stranger to the offender, OR a person with whom the offender established or promoted a relationship primarily for the purpose of sexual victimization. 
Risk Assessment Instrument Positive results, or the "passing of a risk assessment instrument," which includes an assessment for the presence of: mental abnormality; level of denial regarding the offense; treatment appropriateness and motivation; presence of sexual deviant interests. Assessment is administered by probation/parole staff AND a qualified treatment evaluator, approved by the sex offender management board. Sex offenders who have been convicted in other states and have been assessed at the highest risk level for that state, will be designated a SVP if they relocate to Colorado.