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.
The Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) will use $250,000 in federal funding to assess and improve the current system of juvenile sex offender management in the State of Ohio. The components to be addressed include victim advocacy, assessment, treatment, re-entry, supervision, registration, and community notification. The target offender population is youths adjudicated for a sexual offense in the state. The project team members include: Sex Offender Services Coordinator; Psychology Supervisor; Sex Offender Program Coordinator; Social Work Supervisor; Parole Services Manager; Administrator of Grants and Prevention Programs for the Ohio Association of County Behavior Health Authorities; and, the Mental Health Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.