Read more about Chapter A. DPS has a history of dedication and service to the citizens of Iowa and those who visit our state. Since it was first established in , DPS has been the chief law enforcement agency in the State of Iowa. DCI was created in to provide investigative support and expertise to law enforcement agencies across the state.
P revention and intervention strategies for sexual offending behavior, including sex offender management, have become increasingly prominent and important in the United States. The National Parole Resource Center indicates 95 percent of these offenders will ultimately be released to communities, at a rate of approximately 10,—20, per year. While it is difficult to track national trends over time, there is little question that the number of sex offenders under correctional supervision in the community has increased substantially over the past 20 years. In fact, sex offender management laws have become so prominent in the United States that the issue was identified as the fifth most important area of concern for state legislators CSOM, During the —08 legislative biennium alone, 1, bills related to sexual offenders were introduced in 44 states six states had no legislative session during this timeframe , with of these bills passing into law Council of State Governments [CSG], In a survey of nearly professionals working in the field of sex offender management, nearly a third of whom In addition, barriers to successful reentry were identified as lack of housing and employment, public sentiment and residence restrictions, among others Council of State Governments Justice Center,