Requesting a Reassessment of Risk Levels

An offender may ask the committee to reassess his or her risk level after three years have passed since the committee’s initial assessment. The offender may renew the request once every two years following subsequent denials. In seeking reassessment, the offender must list the facts and circumstances that demonstrate that he or she no longer poses the same degree of risk to the community. For an offender’s request for a risk level reduction to be granted, the offender must demonstrate full compliance with supervised release conditions, completion of required post- release programming, and full compliance with all predatory offender registration requirements. An offender who is incarcerated may not request reassessment of his or her risk level. In addition, an offender’s request for a risk level reduction will not be granted if the offender has been convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor offenses subsequent to the initial assignment of risk level. Offenders returned to prison as release violators may not request reassessment of risk level unless substantial evidence determines that the offender’s risk to the public has increased. Minn. Stat. § 244.052, subd. 3.

CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.

This post is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.