San Diego SAFE Task Force

Sexually Violent Predators

What is a SVP?

A “Sexually Violent Predator,” or SVP, is a sex offender who has been previously incarcerated, subsequently diagnosed with a mental disorder, and civilly committed to a mental hospital for treatment. Following a court ordered release of a SVP, community members may comment on the proposed address or may suggest an alternative location for placement within the County the SVP was ordered to be released.

SVP's who are released from Atascadero State Hospital under the “Conditional Release Program” are monitored by Liberty Healthcare. Liberty Healthcare is a private treatment provider contracted by the State Department of Mental Health.

To comment on the placement of a specific SVP, please email your comments to the following address: sdsafe@sdsheriff.org.

Megan’s Law Links

Go to Megans Law Site Go to Attorney General’s FAQ page for Megan’s Law Report information about a registrant to DOJ