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CSOM has provided support to OJP’s Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) grantees in prior years. The Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) Discretionary Grant Program provides funding to help jurisdictions implement comprehensive approaches to the effective management of sex offenders in the community or to enhance existing programs. Program funds are intended to increase public safety and reduce victimization. Although this grant program focuses on the continuum of activities and services for sex offenders, grant funds must be targeted for the community reintegration and community management of these offenders and not to institutional services. The CASOM Program was established by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322).

Under the CASOM Program, the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) supports CASOM grantees by helping them develop sound sex offender management strategies. More information about this program is available on BJA's web site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/casom.html, or by calling the National Criminal Justice Reference Service toll-free at (800) 851-3420.

Fiscal Year 2007
BJA announced that 24 states received a total of approximately $3.4 million under the FY 2007 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, marking the ninth year that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded grants to improve sex offender management services.

Fiscal Year 2006
BJA announced that fourteen states received a total of approximately $2.7 million under the FY 2006 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, marking the eighth year that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded grants to improve sex offender management services.

Fiscal Year 2005
BJA announced that nine states received a total of approximately $2.25 million under the FY 2005 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, marking the seventh year that the U.S. Justice Department has awarded grants to improve sex offender management services.

Fiscal Year 2004
BJA announced that twelve states received a total of approximately $2.8 million to implement comprehensive strategies to manage sex offenders under community supervision. These awards, made under the FY 2004 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, mark the sixth year that the U.S. Justice Department has awarded grants to improve sex offender management services.

Fiscal Year 2003
BJA announced that eleven communities in eight states received a total of approximately $2.4 million to implement comprehensive strategies to manage sex offenders under community supervision. These awards, made under the FY 2003 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, mark the fifth year that the U.S. Justice Department has awarded grants to improve sex offender management services.

Fiscal Year 2002
Eleven states received a total of approximately $2.75 million to implement comprehensive strategies to manage sex offenders under community supervision.

Fiscal Year 2001
21 communities in seventeen states received a total of $2.8 million from OJP to develop, implement or expand comprehensive strategies to manage sex offenders under community supervision.

Fiscal Year 2000
The Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced the award of an additional $1.3 million to 12 sites, four implementation/enhancement sites and eight planning sites. Please click here for a listing of all 12 grantees.

Fiscal Year 1999, the OJP Grant Program's first fiscal year
A total of $3.2 million was awarded to 28 sites, 13 implementation/enhancement sites and 15 planning sites. The Center for Sex Offender Management was asked to serve as the technical assistance provider for awardees. Please click here for a listing of all 28 grantees.

CSOM has developed a handbook to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing, and strengthening, their adult and juvenile sex offender management approaches. Originally developed for jurisdictions awarded grants through the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, this handbook has been adapted to describe a planning and implementation process that is applicable to all jurisdictions, regardless of size, available resources, or expertise level of those involved in the process.

Managing Sex Offenders in the Community: A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners through a Planning and Implementation Process, April 2002.