Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $199,275)
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 Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS)will develop and provide training and technical assistance on sex offender registry and compliance laws, establishing multi-disciplinary sex offender community management teams, and effective policies for the supervision, management and monitoring of juvenile sex offenders. Two core values will guide the work. First and foremost is safety; community safety and the safety of victims and their families. Second is the importance of developing and supporting the formal and informal relationships necessary for the successful re-entry of offenders to their communities. To that end, the proposed training and consultative team approach models the partnership construct being encouraged at the local government and community level across all youth-serving systems, with a particular focus on engaging the school district community.