This project is supported by Grant No. 2010-WP-BX-KOO1 awarded by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Setting Parole Conditions to Achieve Public Safety


This Action Guide was designed to assist tribal jurisdictions to improve and strengthen their practice with respect to sex offender management in Indian Country.   This resource is centered around the Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management (see, e.g., CSOM, 2008), a framework that was designed for jurisdictions to consider when building an informed, integrated set of sex offender management policies and practices to promote victim and community safety.  This Action Guide was developed to allow tribes to consider the steps that could be undertaken in order to implement a comprehensive sex offender management system while recognizing the unique cultural norms, traditions, and values that guide responses to crimes; the potential for limited resources and capacity with respect to law enforcement, victim advocacy and services, treatment programming, community supervision, and monitoring; complex jurisdictional issues relative to federal, state, local, and tribal entities; and other challenges that may be present in Indian Country.   

Specifically, this guide will provide users with an overview of the Comprehensive Approach and its fundamental principles, and a description of each of its key elements that should be considered by tribal leaders and practitioners as they consider implementing a strategic approach to managing sex offenders in their communities.  Each of the following elements of a Comprehensive Approach will be summarized:

This guide is presented in sections to facilitate its use:

Background and Introduction >