Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $150,000)
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 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will utilize grant funds to establish the Red Lake Multidisciplinary Team (RLMT) that will work as a collaborative with state, federal, and victim advocates to advise and evaluate the results of their Category III CASOM Implementation Plan. The RLMT plans to identify the techniques and practices for sex offender management and registry that are workable for the unique dynamics of a tribal community. In addition, Red Lake will identify the particular training necessary to establish and maintain a multidisciplinary team that can knowledgeably work toward the goal of offender management. Red Lake hopes to disseminate these techniques and processes to other tribes as a positive move in Indian Country.