Civil Commitment Prevents the Release of Violent Sexual PredatorsMontpelier-Governor Jim Douglas has called on the legislature tocreate an end of sentence review process for sex offenders designed tothoroughly review the offender’s offense history, involvement and progressin sex offender treatment, and mental health status.The Governor said the review would include the possibility of involuntarycivil commitment to the Vermont State Hospital for those who have failedto complete treatment and who meet a legal definition of a sexuallyviolent predator to be established in the legislation.The sex offender registry bill championed by the Governor and victim’srights advocates in the last legislative session included a provisionsponsored by House Republicans requiring a committee to study civilcommitment and other enhancements of Vermont’s sex offender laws.”In June, we were all delighted when the bill passed and the legislaturejoined us in reaffirming and strengthening the rights of families all overVermont to protect their children and neighborhoods,” Douglas said. “Atthat time, Vermont took an important and necessary step in strengtheningits sex offender registry. Stronger sex offender laws give tools toparents and concerned citizens so they can be more aware of the locationof convicted sex offenders, especially sexually violent predators.”Governor Douglas added that an end of sentence review to evaluateconvicted sex offenders is a reasonable step that must be taken.”Last spring, we took an important step,” Douglas said. “Vermont must takeanother important and necessary step by ensuring that the most dangerousand violent sex offenders are not released into our communities until, andunless, there has been a determination that the offender does not pose adanger to the public. That is exactly what a civil commitment statutewould do.”
Her sister Jessica also won the golf Australian Open in 2012 while her brother Sebastian won the tennis junior singles title last year.The 20-year-old took a three-shot lead into the final round at The Grange and shot a five-under-par 67 to win.England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished in a tie for eighth on nine under.Korda was born six months after her father won the Australian Open in Melbourne, the Czech’s only Grand Slam title.At the start of the week she said she felt “so left out” when her family discussed their Australian titles and when she completed her own victory she celebrated with her father’s trademark scissor kick.“I’m finally a part of the club,” Korda said.“I mean this win was really special for my family.“I think there’s something in the air here, we love coming down under.“I just got off the phone with my dad and he said, ‘Well, congratulations, you’re part of the Korda Slam now’.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram American Nelly Korda continued her family’s remarkable success in Australia by winning the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.Korda finished on 17 under par, two clear of South Korea’s Ko Jin-young.Korda is the daughter of former tennis player Petr Korda who won the 1998 Australian Open men’s singles title.