Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $49,979)
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 Greene County Juvenile Court (GCJC), Missouri, will use $49,979 in federal funds to conduct a community resource assessment, evaluate offender assessment scales, attend training activities, pilot test the use of electronic monitoring equipment, polygraph testing, and tracking, and conduct site visits of other juvenile sex offender programs. This process will culminate in a written practice model for GCJC community supervision and treatment of juvenile sex offenders. The intent of the proposed planning process is to develop a system of services that includes adequate treatment options for both offenders and victims, the incorporation of a victim-centered approach, and the involvement of community collaboration.