Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $197,800)
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.
Through the support of this grant, the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority will implement the Management of Sex-Offenders Across Integrated Communities (M.O.S.A.I.C.) Project. A multi-disciplinary team will be appointed by the Kansas Sex Offender Policy Board to assist in the implementation of the project's main activities to include: 1) a comprehensive evaluation of current practices regarding the registration, notification, supervision, management and treatment practices for juvenile sex offenders across all 31 judicial districts; 2) developing a comprehensive multi-level training protocol for court personnel, law enforcement, community supervision officers, mental health centers and community members regarding the registration, notification, supervision, management and treatment of juvenile sex offenders within the community; 3) implementing technical assistance regarding victim advocacy and Kansas SORNA compliancy issues for juvenile sex offenders to reduce fear and stigmatization of juvenile sex offenders; and 4) developing and implementing an outcome evaluation protocol to assess the quality of the training and technical assistance mechanisms to determine the effectiveness in increasing public safety and reducing recidivism rates among juvenile sex offenders.