Summer Internship Week 1

Hi everyone, this post is coming after my first two weeks of my summer internship in Des Moines, IA. This summer I’m interning at in the Attorney General’s office in area prosecutions, and my specific unit is the Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit. I’m going to give a little overview of what we as an office do, and then will look further into what I have experienced so far as an intern. Under an Iowa code that is followed by a number I don’t remember, we are able to review a list of already incaracerated sexual predators that are nearing their release dates. If we can prove that they have a strong likelyhood of committing more sexual crimes when they exit prison in court, we are able send them to civil commitment in which they spend a majority of the rest of their life going through treatment to eventually reintegrate back into society when they are much older.

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