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Sexual Assault on a Child, Child Contact Assessment (CCA)

A Child Contact Assessment (formerly called a "Parental Risk Assessment"), is required before a Sexual Assault on a Child sex offender is permitted to have any contact with children, usually their own. It does not matter if the Sex Offender lives in Arapahoe, Douglas or Denver County, the rules are the same throughout Colorado. The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) changed the process for this procedure and the rules are published on the SOMB website. The authority given to the SOMB to make rules for sex offenders in Colorado is found in C.R.S. 16-11.7-103. Along with this authority comes a philosophy toward Sex Offenders which assumes Sex Offenders have an irreparable character flaw. This philosophy is taken to the extreme and often becomes an excuse to victimize families. Therapists and probation officers in Adams or Arapahoe County are quick to shift blame for their secondary victimization of an offender's children back to the offender.

Those convicted of sex crimes like Sexual Assault on a Child sometimes find that court orders conflict with SOMB guidelines and therapist's attitudes. For example, a judge may rule the offender is permitted contact with his own children. This happens when a judge uses a common sense approach and is acknowledges that the victim in a case is not the defendant's own child, or that the "child" was a police officer pretending to be a child in an internet sting case (like those in Jefferson County). Therapists often want to use child contact as a tool to force compliance in other areas.

When a Denver judge permits an offender telephone contact with his son after a positive Child Contact Assessment is completed, the therapist may feel her authority is being threatened. SOMB rules provide ways for the therapist to make the authorized contact more difficult, by putting heavy restrictions on the contact. For instance, a therapist may tell the Jefferson County offender she is permitted telephone contact but the conversation must be recorded, or the location and duration of the call is oppressively restricted.

Sex Offender treatment is one of the most difficult and oppressive punishments passed down by the legislature, and it is a big reason why people charged with sex crimes in Colorado see no option but to fight these kind of charges at all cost. Completing a Child Contact Assessment is one way to reduce the harm caused to an accused person's children.

If you are charged with a sex offense like Sexual Assault on a Child, Internet Luring or Enticement of a Child in Colorado, "be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call our sexual offense lawyers at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.

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