Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $46,890)
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.
This Category II Training grant will move the State of Delaware toward a more comprehensive approach to sex offender management. The grantee will use this grant to contract with the Center for Sex Offender Management to provide sex offender management training to the grantee's staff and other sex offender management community stakeholders. This training will increase the knowledge and awareness of sex offender management in order to create specialized caseloads for probation officers. Additionally, this grant will allow the Division of Child Mental Health to develop a statewide network of specially trained outpatient therapists who will work to treat youth and their families through community-based individual, group and family counseling. The Division of Child Mental Health will contract with trainers with expertise in the sex offender management field to provide intensive training on the assessment and treatment of adjudicated sex offending youth and those with inappropriate sexual behaviors.