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 grant recipient will establish a Multidicipinary Team. The Multidisciplinary Team will be comprised of representatives of Red Lake Family Children Services, Red Lake Detention Facility, Red Lake Tribal Court, Red Lake Public Safety; Hector Martinez, Chief Prosecutor, Red Lake Tribal Court, Mille Lacs Academy, Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, St. Mary's Mission School, Victim Advocate U. S. Attorney's Office, Red Lake Family Children Services, Red Lake Indian Health Service. The target community is Red Lake Reservation. Phase I will assess sex offender management for adults and juveniles and create an implementation plan for Phase II focusing on juvenile offenders. Among American Indians the rate of rape and sexual assault is 3.5 time higher than the national average. To address this, Red Lake presently has only informal practices surrounding sexual assault cases and sex offender management. The proposed team contains policy level decision makers. A Memorandum of Understanding outlines their willingness to engage in the assessment process.