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Sex Offender Research Council

The SORC was established in 2008 as part of DHR CJJP through code 216A.139. The council is tasked with providing on-going research and policy analysis for sex offenses and offenders.

Recent Council Meetings

Sex Offender Research Council Members

Steve Michael, Chair

Iowa Department of Human Rights

Des Moines

Beth Barnhill

Iowa CASA

Des Moines

Jerry Bartruff

Iowa Department of Corrections

Des Moines

Terry Cowman

Iowa Department of Public Safety

Des Moines

John F. Hodges, J.D.

Iowa Board of Parole

Des Moines

Capt. H. LeRoy Kunde

Iowa State Sheriffs' & Deputies' Association

Davenport

Binnie LeHew

Disability and Violence Prevention

Des Moines

Tim Ross

Juvenile Court Services

Council Bluffs

Kurt Swaim

State Public Defender's Office

Des Moines

Tony Tatman, Ph.D.

Department of Correctional Services

Des Moines

VACANT

American Civil Liberties Union

Des Moines

VACANT

Iowa Department of Human Services

Des Moines

VACANT

Iowa Department of Justice

Des Moines

John Werden

Iowa County Attorneys Association

Waterloo

Daniel Zeno

ACLU of Iowa

Des Moines

Ex-officio members:

Rep. Darrel Branhagen

Iowa House - District 55

Decorah

Rep. Dave Dawson

Iowa House - District 14

Sioux City

Sen. Robert Dvorsky

Iowa Senate - District 37

Coralville

Sen. Tom Shipley

Iowa Senate - District 11

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