Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $49,594)
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 New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is being awarded this grant under Category II: Training to assist in achieving two goals. The first is to develop and deliver training statewide to probation officers who conduct pre-sentence investigations and supervise sex offenders. It is expected that the training will be institutionalized and continue to be delivered upon the expiration of the grant. The second goal is to develop a comprehensive model policy for sex offender management and assist local probation departments with implementation and training on this new policy. The finalized training is expected to reach up to 500 probation officers statewide.