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11-21 Colorado Drops Term ‘Sex Offender’ — Calling It Negative Label…

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DENVER (CBS4)The way sex offenders are labeled is changing in Colorado. The board that sets state standards voted today to change the term “sex offenders” to reflect so-called “person-first” language.

The Sex Offender Management Board, which is made up of everyone from public defenders to prosecutors, sets standards and guidelines for treatment providers so the new terminology will only be used in that context. It doesn’t change the term sex offender in law or the criminal justice system but some worry it’s a step in that direction.

lynnswarriors11-21 Colorado Drops Term ‘Sex Offender’ — Calling It Negative Label…