The specialized Sex Offender unit was created in 1995 to enhance the supervision strategies for convicted sex offenders sentenced to treatment and probation. The unit is comprised of trained probation officers who monitor all offenders convicted of sex related offenses and who work very closely with our Probation Field Supervision Unit. This program involves close monitoring of the offender’s employment and living arrangements, as well as their participation in sex offender treatment. Focus is placed on frequent office visits and many contacts in the circuit and at treatment agencies. The officers also assess and implement new laws while monitoring the probationer’s compliance with payment of fines, fees, and restitution to the victims. Finally, the officers ensure compliance with all court orders, including no contact orders protecting victims and potential victims, as well as any other special conditions that are ordered by the court.