Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $143,187)
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 Indiana Department of Correction will conduct a training that will gather information to construct a baseline knowledge of the skills of community supervision officers charged with supervising sex offenders. The preliminary objective of the training includes various competencies of each participant such as, how to provide supervision that is multidisciplinary and collaborate with multiple agencies, how to regularly update the offenders relapse prevention plan and how to identify what community services are available for these offenders. A post-test instrument will document the areas in which actual skills were acquired. Reports will be received regularly by the multidisciplinary task team on the information gathered during the evaluation which will be monitored and evaluated.