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 Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) has requested federal funds from the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) Program to implement Category II training phase of their grant project. The overall goal of their project is to help ensure that sex offender registration laws are consistently applied throughout Indiana by justice professionals. Their goals will be accomplished by:(1) developing a structured, web-based eLearning or online education module to provide information and training to the individuals who must remain knowledgeable about sex offender registration issues as they evolve; (2) designing a dynamic training curriculum that will provide updated training to these professionals when new legislation is passed and whenever there are changes or modifications to sex offender registration policy and procedures, and (3) promoting the existence of their training. The system will identify and track individuals who register with and use the eLearning module. After the program has been implemented, the Department will evaluate the effectiveness of their plan. Then, forward the assessment to the Collaboration Team to interpret and integrate the findings into the new curriculum.