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 Kentucky Department of Corrections, in collaboration with other stakeholder agencies and individuals, seeks to secure funding to evaluate current sex offender management practices in Kentucky and address gaps in offender management. The Kentucky Department of Corrections first organized the Sex Offender Reentry Taskforce in response to previous grant applications. The taskforce is now being expanded to accommodate additional interested parties. The Kentucky Department of Corrections wants to address the adult sex offender population and gaps in current supervision/management practices. The advent of new laws coupled with an increase in sex offenders in the community requiring treatment and supervision is placing significant demands on the community treatment program and creating reentry problems. The Kentucky Department of Corrections, along with the agency and individual members of the Sex Offender Reentry Taskforce, are committed to the assessment of current practices, examination of gaps in the supervision and management of sex offenders, and implementation of programs or policies to address these gaps. Upon completion, further evaluation will be conducted to determine if gaps were closed, and if further problems arose from strategies that were instituted.