Sexually Violent Predators

SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR PLACEMENT HEARING- SEPTEMBER 1,  2021

 

CALVIN GRASSMIER

In 2020 the Los Angeles County Superior Court ordered the conditional release of Mr. Calvin Grassmier. He has progressed through treatment in a confined hospital and it was determined that he is now at a level where he can be treated in the community under supervision. The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) has recommended the placement of Calvin Grassmier at 10320 E. Avenue Q10, Littlerock, CA. 93543. He was convicted of sexual assaults in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The last occurred in 1988. None of these offenses involved minors. Additional information is contained on the Megan’s law website at https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/.

While this address falls within the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, NEITHER THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NOR THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SELECTION OF THE PROPOSED SITE. THAT SELECTION PROCESS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSPITALS AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT.

The hearing is scheduled for September 1, 2021. It will be in Dept. 203 of the Hollywood Courthouse, 5925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. It will begin at 9:30.

There have been significant reductions in the COVID restrictions for attending court. The most recent restrictions can be found at this link:

http://www.lacourt.org/newsmedia/uploads/1420216241552562021-GEN-023-00AdministrativeOrderofPJreFacialCoveringsandSocialDistancing062421.pdf

Individuals seeking to attend the Placement Hearing should check the Los Angeles Superior Court website as COVID conditions are subject to change.

With the hearing scheduled for September 1, 2021, the District Attorney’s Office has agreed to accept public comments about the proposed placement which will be submitted to the court. All comments will be shared with the court, counsel for Mr. Grassmier, and DSH. The law does not provide for people to address the court directly at the placement hearing, but all written comments received will be shared with the court.

Comments will be accepted between the dates of July 1, and August 10, 2021.

You can email your comments to SVP@da.lacounty.gov.

For more information about the legal designation, treatment and release from confined facilities of sexually violent predators, you can visit the Department of State Hospitals website: http://www.dsh.ca.gov. There is a report issued by the California Sex Offender Management Board entitled “Sexually Violent Predator Project: Introduction & Duration of SVP Detainee Status.” It is accessible via their website https://casomb.org/ under “reports.”