Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,810,000)
Authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 13941, the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) Training and Technical Assistance Program focuses on providing training and technical assistance to state, local and tribal jurisdictions for the purpose of developing and implementing strategies to effectively manage sex offenders under community supervision. The FY 2011 CASOM Training and Technical Assistance Program will support training and technical assistance regarding multidisciplinary sex offender management. The goals of the program are: 1) to provide judicial education on sex offender management with a focus on sentencing, re-entry, and post-release monitoring; 2) to enhance sentencing through promoting multidisciplinary sentencing practices and educate judges on supervision conditions known to address risk of recidivism; and 3) to provide targeted technical assistance to jurisdictions on a multidisciplinary approach to sex offender management with special emphasis on court/probation/parole collaboration.
The National Judicial College will partner with six national organizations to implement a project design that includes creation of a National Project Advisory Board; delivery of training to judges both in-person and via web-based training modules; provision of onsite, targeted technical assistance to five jurisdictions; development and dissemination of additional field tools and/or publications; and the delivery of training sessions to multidisciplinary sex offender management personnel.