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AGO Opinions with Topic: SEX OFFENDERS
AGO 2000 No. 7 >  September 5, 2000
CRIMES - JUVENILES - SEX OFFENDERS - COUNTIES - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Financial responsibility for treatment of first time sex offenders who are charged before their eighteenth birthdays 1.  When a person is charged with a sex crime before his or her eighteenth birthday and is later convicted and receives a "special sex offender sentencing alternative", the state Department of Corrections is financially responsible for any treatment associated with the sentencing alternative.  2.  When a person is charged with a sex crime before his or her eighteenth birthday and is later convicted and receives a "special sex offender sentencing alternative", the financial obligation of the Department of Corrections to pay for treatment continues after the person reaches the age of eighteen.
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