Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $249,996)
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 either to implement strategic plans already developed or to enhance existing sex offender management strategies.
The Office of Court Administration in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation seeks $249,996 for a Category III: Implementation and Enhancement Grant to design and implement the Erie County Sex Offender Court and Community Management System. The target population includes parties involved in sex offense cases in the criminal justice system, particularly defendants on probation and parole supervision, as well as all new defendants with a felony-level sex offense charge. The team will assess the current system of sex offender management, including judicial training, specialized court practices, pre-sentence investigations, polygraph, treatment, and offender monitoring.