Victims offer cash incentive for former sex offenders to stay crime-free

A group of molestation and rape victims and their families have sought the help of a volunteer group to prevent former sex offenders from returning to their old ways - by giving them a cash incentive to stay crime-free. They will each receive $1,000 for every year that they stay out of trouble.

Funded by the victims and their families, the initiative was introduced by Crime Library, a voluntary group better known for tracking down missing people, after the victims shared with it the difficulties in adjusting to life after their ordeals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Victims offer cash incentive for former sex offenders to stay crime-free'. Subscribe