Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $249,919)
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.
The New York State Unified Court System will use $249,919 in federal funding to establish the Nassau County Sex Offender Court and Community Management System. The primary components of the project consist of the following: the Resource Coordinator position located in the specialized court dedicated to address all sex offenders on probation and parole supervision as well as all new defendents with a felony-level sex offense charge; pre-sentence investigation resources; sex offense specific treatment; specialized probation and field visits; clinical polygraph examinations; and program research and evaluation.