Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $249,426)
The Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance (CASOM) Grant Program, authorized by 42 U.S.C. 13941, supports training programs to assist probation officers, parole officers, and others who work with released sex offenders in the areas of case management, supervision and relapse prevention.
The State of Hawai'i will establish a sex offender management academy to provide sustainable statewide training opportunities in evidence-based practices in sex offender management. This academy will provide training on the seven areas of a comprehensive approach: investigation, prosecution and disposition, assessment, treatment, reentry, supervision, registration and notification. The objectives of the academy will include 1) establish a local and national pool of skilled trainers, 2) monitor quality assurance of trainers and curriculum, 3) provide ongoing and consistent evidence-based training to stakeholders across jurisdictions and over time, 4) conduct research related to the mission and objectives of the academy, and 5) develop a certification program for field. The State of Hawai'i will implement these objectives through collaboration of the Sex Offender Management Team of the Department of Public Safety and the University Of Hawai'i School Of Social Work's Center for Training, Evaluation, and Research of the Pacific.