Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $236,788)
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 Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) will utilize this Category III Enhancement Grant in the amount of $236,788 to  address recently enacted legislation requiring GPS monitoring for newly sentenced sex offenders,  expand the Positive Reentry Program (PRP) for all newly convicted sex offenders on probation,  complete a follow-up assessment of offenders who were randomized into the pilot PRP, and  provide housing services to in-custody sex offenders and assess their effectiveness on successful community reintegration. The PRP brings treatment programming into the jail to provide early intervention into the sex offenders' reintegration process. An innovative aspect of the PRP is the residential coordinator who is primarily tasked to develop housing resources and a database to ensure statutory compliance. Assistance provided through this coordinator aids newly released offenders in rapid transition from homeless shelters and other transitional facilities into permanent, stable housing.