Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $249,642)
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 primary goal of this project is to achieve sustainable, statewide change by demonstrating to policymakers that the provision of a comprehensive, graduated continuum of juvenile sex offender services is more cost-effective than the current system. This proposal encompasses the entire state of Florida as the juvenile sex offender management jurisdiction. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) administers the statewide continuum of juvenile justice services and either operates or contracts for all community and residential delinquency prevention and delinquency services.