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.
Lancaster County seeks funding through the U.S. Department of Justice's Comprehensive Approaches to Sexual Offender Management (CASOM) Program on behalf of the community based Sex Offender Treatment Providers Coalition under Category III Implementation and or/Enhancement. While Lancaster County seeks to implement some activities through this proposal, the focus in on enhancement. The Coalition has identified four goals and related objectives for this proposal that are strategically developed to accomplish most of these priorities. The impact of these activities will include expanding the number of sex offenders in treatment and using electronic monitoring; creating a community response protocol and related monitoring and evaluation; establishing coordinated and more effective policy development; and creating a comprehensive and visible evaluation component to our community response.