Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $50,000)
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 Missouri Department of Corrections will utilize their CASOM award funds to support a Category II training project to enhance its advanced sex offender training curriculum and implement the training statewide. The Department requests $50,000 in federal funds and will provide $16,667 in required matching funds. Grant funds will allow the Department to hire consultants to develop and deliver training and pay for staff travel expenses associated with training sessions.
The Department will hire an experienced consultant to review the current sex offender management system and develop a 16-hour advanced training curriculum. The Department's Sex Offender Committee(DSOC) will work with the consultant to evaluate the current sex offender management system. They will use the knowledge gained to create a comprehensive advanced sex offender training curriculum that focuses on new legislation, including GPS tracking, personal computer searches, residency requirements, and registration requirements. Train-the-trainer sessions will be conducted to ensure wider distribution of the information. Staff trained through this project will serve as trainers for other staff after the project periods ends.