Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $250,000)
The Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) Grant Program is authorized under Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Pub. L. No. 103-322, 42 U.S.C. 13941. The CASOM grants are awarded to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to develop or enhance sex offender management practices for offenders under community supervision. The Office of Justice Programs awards implementation and enhancement grants. Implementation and enhancement grants are intended to assist jurisdictions to either implement strategic plans already developed or to enhance existing sex offender management strategies.
In 2005, the California Department of Corrections (CDC) and the California Youth Authority (CYA) will merge into the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DCR). This proposal is to develop a statewide, comprehensive sex offender strategic plan and policy that will provide a blueprint for the management, supervision, and treatment of all sex offenders committed to the DCR. Currently in California, the state juvenile and adult institutions and parole departments act independently and with little standardization. This new model will include nationwide best practices, standards and trends in the treatment, and supervision and management of sex offenders. A collaborative team comprising of representatives from the courts, probation, corrections, mental health, victims organizations, and other professional associations will be involved in the development of this strategic plan.