Pastoral Care of Ex-Sex Criminals I – Risk Management

The participation of convicted sexual offenders in the normal society, at best … for both offender and society. They are under constant surveillance: authorities can check where there are tracking tools. Locals can find that they are in the register with the registers to know if they live in the neighborhood.

Although all this was understood and considered necessary … there are other things to be included in the rehabilitation of sexual offenders … such as religious rehabilitation … this is one of the main aims of service … others are closer bring with God.

So how does a church react when a ministry of prisons demands a church or a congregation to be a member of the convicted sexual offender?

What questions does this request of the church church make?

The first question is that the congregation should not reject the request. This is contrary to the main goals of the service.

The second question is that the congregation should not simply agree to become a member of the perpetrator of a sexual offense free of charge, without exercising due diligence.

It is therefore necessary to seek to find a perpetrator of sexual offense as a member of the congregation.

This means that some questions need to be asked to see if the Church's risk management resources can accommodate such a new member.

These questions include:

1. Was the offense involved in another person or victimless (eg possession of pornography)?

2nd Does the crime involve adults or minors?

3rd Was there physical contact or not (eg Temptation often does not contain physical contact)?

4th Is the person a serial offender or the crime disappeared once in the judgment?

And so on.

Responses to these and other questions help the decision-making process of ecclesiastical authorities and elders as they evaluate the potential risks … and the perpetrator's potential for religious rehabilitation.

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