Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $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 either to implement strategic plans already developed or to enhance existing sex offender management strategies.
The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) is presenting their sex offender 'Compliance Check Program' (CCP) proposal under 'Category III: Implementation/Enhancement,' which will improve the adult and juvenile sex offender management in the City of San Jose. The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) is the organizational unit responsible for the implementation and management of the sex offender management grant program. SJPD's initial goal is to conduct compliance checks on the registered sex offenders living in San Jose. The data resulting from these efforts will be updated and disseminated to their collaborative partners to enhance the Sex Offender Management Program countywide and statewide.
The second goal is to enhance the collaborative efforts through information sharing and to reduce the number of victims of sex crimes by conducting compliance checks on sex registrants in the city. The outcomes of this program is to protect citizens. The department will continue to identify and proactively address issues related to sex registration and to better understand the sex registrant community so that new legislation will be effective in monitoring, controlling, and managing sex offenders nationwide.