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Join us as we explore a successful sex offender risk management model that results in lower incarceration rates as well as lower recidivism rates. We'll talk in detail about assessing risk, community notification, and community members' active involvement in sex offender supervision.

Diane Cranley Interviews:

Mark Bliven _ Mark Bliven attended Macalester College and William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and has done graduate work in planning at the University of Minnesota. He has worked for the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training as Rules Coordinator and Pre-service Education Coordinator. After a two year Minnesota sabbatical working in the Wisconsin State Assembly he returned to Minnesota state service in 2001. Mark has been with the Minnesota Department of Corrections for the last nine years and is currently the Community Notification Supervisor. The main focus of his position is notification issues of predatory and sex offenders living within the community.

Bill Donnay _ Bill Donnay received a Bachelors Degree from Winona State University in 1980 and began a career in Corrections as a therapist in the Mental Health Unit at the State Correctional Facility at Stillwater. Since then he has served in a variety of positions in different correctional facilities and central office including case management, unit supervision, and coordination of treatment in the facilities and community. Bill has been employed as the Director of the Risk Assessment/Community Notification Unit for the Minnesota Department of Corrections since 2003. In that position he manages psychologists, therapists and other staff in assigning risk levels for community notification and managing the community notification program. This unit also screens offenders prior to release to identify those cases to be forwarded to county attorneys to be reviewed for civil commitment as a Sexual Psychopathic Personality / Sexually Dangerous Person.