Illinois Department of Corrections continually works to develop a system for continuity of services for sex offenders from the point of incarceration through discharge from parole. In order to facilitate this continuum of services, it was determined that a centralized unit needed to oversee all services related to sex offenders. Therefore the Sex Offender Services Unit was implemented.
The Illinois Department of Corrections contributes to the protection of communities by managing the risk of re-offense through identification, assessment, evaluation, treatment, and specialized supervision programs for sex offenders. To this extent, the Sex Offender Services Unit is tasked with the following: