Event Title

The Changing Presence of Sex Offenders in Ohio Nursing Homes

Location

BTSU 314

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:45 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 2:45 PM

Description

Current Federal law does not mandate residents, or families of residents, who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group home facilities, to be made aware when a sex offender shares residency within the same facility as other residents. A residential neighbor of the facility would, however, be notified of a sex offender’s new residency when they move in, as mandated. This proposed project will first examine the laws of each state regarding sex offenders and long term care facilities. The second part of the project examines the numbers of offenders currently living in facilities across the state of Ohio with likely little awareness of their offenses known to residents living with them. This project identifies characteristics of offenders living in long-term care facilities. It also examines the movement of sex offenders in facilities over time to demonstrate the effectiveness of current law, show population trends of sex offenders living in long-term care settings over time, and identifies the issues that exist within an aging population needing care in a residential setting. Issues of sex offender notification laws in nursing homes are also discussed.

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The Changing Presence of Sex Offenders in Ohio Nursing Homes

BTSU 314

Current Federal law does not mandate residents, or families of residents, who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group home facilities, to be made aware when a sex offender shares residency within the same facility as other residents. A residential neighbor of the facility would, however, be notified of a sex offender’s new residency when they move in, as mandated. This proposed project will first examine the laws of each state regarding sex offenders and long term care facilities. The second part of the project examines the numbers of offenders currently living in facilities across the state of Ohio with likely little awareness of their offenses known to residents living with them. This project identifies characteristics of offenders living in long-term care facilities. It also examines the movement of sex offenders in facilities over time to demonstrate the effectiveness of current law, show population trends of sex offenders living in long-term care settings over time, and identifies the issues that exist within an aging population needing care in a residential setting. Issues of sex offender notification laws in nursing homes are also discussed.