OAR 291-202-0040
Residence Requirements for Certain Sex Offenders Upon Release

The criteria in sections (1) through (4) of this rule shall be considered in determining the residence requirements of certain sex offenders. (Reference Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision administrative rule OAR 255-060-0009 (Residence Requirements for Certain Sex Offenders Upon Release from Custody).)


A sex offender classified as a sexually violent dangerous offender (ORS 137.765 (Sexually violent dangerous offenders)) or a predatory sex offender (181.765) may not reside near locations where children are the primary occupants or users.


This prohibition applies to permanent housing and not to transitional housing. For purposes of this rule, transitional housing means housing intended to be occupied by a sexually violent dangerous offender or a predatory sex offender for 45 days or less immediately after release from custody.


Exceptions to this prohibition may be made by the supervising parole/probation officer if it is determined that there is sufficient information to support this placement in terms of public safety and the rehabilitation of the offender. In making this determination, the following factors must be considered:


Other residential placement options pose a higher risk to the community; or


An enhanced support system that endorses supervision goals and community safety efforts is available at this residence; or


Enhanced supervision monitoring will be in place (e.g. electronic supervision, curfew, live-in-care provider, along with community notification); or


This residence includes 24-hour case management; or


The offender is being released from prison unexpectedly and more suitable housing will be arranged as soon as possible.


If any of these factors apply to the offender and the residence under review, an exception to the permanent residence prohibition may be allowed.


If a supervising officer makes an exception under this rule, the supervising officer must inform the community affected by this decision about the reasons for the decision prior to the offender’s release from custody.

Source: Rule 291-202-0040 — Residence Requirements for Certain Sex Offenders Upon Release, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-202-0040.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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