Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $39,320)
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.
Tennessee Department of Children's Services will use grant funds to provide support for a Multidisciplinary Task Force. The task force will collaborate to develop a comprehensive system for the treatment and management of juvenile sex offenders in Tennessee. The Task Force will provide recommendations and feedback to best serve youth while ensuring that assessment and treatment is adequate. The goals of the task force will be to build stronger collaborative relationships, assess gaps in the current management system for juvenile sex offenders in the state of Tennessee, examine current policies and practices, and identify data collection and information systems for data driven management system.