Sex Offender Projects

Sponsors: Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County

The Center will provide technical assistance to Maricopa County, Arizona by developing a protocol for reviewing case files of juveniles under probation supervision for sex offending behaviors.  The assistance provided will help to insure that the Juvenile Probation Department is utilizing the most evidence-based principles and “best practices” for juveniles who have committed sex offenses.

Sponsors: Administrative Office of Probation Nebraska Judicial Branch

The Center will plan for, design, and deliver a total of five training sessions on adult sex offenders and youth who sexually harm probation personnel in the State of Nebraska. As part of this effort, Center staff will develop a needs assessment survey and analyze the findings from the survey to guide the development of the training; coordinate internal planning and preparatory activities; and develop and deliver skills-based training on topics including sex offender risk level, case management in the community, and appropriate treatment.

Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women

In partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) will provide specialized training and technical assistance to enhance the probation response to sexual assault. This initiative will provide a dedicated focus on the probation response to sexual assault, with the overarching goal of delivering specialized training and technical assistance to increase probation agencies’ and officers’ awareness, knowledge, understanding, and practical application of a victim-centered approach to supervising sex offenders. Specifically, CSOM will: deliver targeted on- and off-site training on understanding and incorporating victim-centeredness into probation practices; provide on- and off-site TA to support probation officers with employing a victim-centered approach at the various points in which specialized, sex offender-specific supervision strategies have particular implications for victims and their families ; and create tools and resources that can be used to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and guide probation practices that are victim-centered.

Sponsors: National Center for State Courts

The Center is partnering with the National Center for State Courts to deliver strategic planning on improving sex offender management services in Guam. The goal of this initiative is to provide the Judiciary of Guam with a comprehensive and sustainable plan to more effectively manage sex offenders on the island. To this end, Center staff will develop a strategic plan for review and consideration by the courts, probation officers, and other stakeholders. The Center and NCSC will also work together to design and customize an implementation plan to maximize the potential for the success of this new approach.

Sponsors: The Moss Group, Inc.

The Center is providing support to the Moss Group, Inc. (TMG) in managing DC Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Advisory Workgroups. The role of the workgroups is to review, revise, update, or create policies and procedures for recognizing, preventing, reporting, and investigating and adjudicating incidents of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct against inmates who are confined in DCDOC facilities. Center staff will work with DCDOC’s PREA Coordinator to manage their policy review, reporting, and updating process and draw on TMG’s resources to provide training and technical assistance as needed.

Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women

The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is partnering with the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) to develop training and assistance to state sexual assault coalitions and/or local community rape crisis centers on building collaborative partnerships between victim advocates and sex offender-management professionals and the role of sexual assault victim advocates in the context of sex offender management. CSOM will deliver training and technical assistance aimed directly at bridging the gap between the professionals responsible for sexual assault victim advocacy and sex offender management, respectively. The project will deliver on-site training and technical assistance, provide off site technical assistance, and develop training curricula and other written resource through which we will encourage and build such partnerships across these stakeholder groups.

Sponsors: SMART Office, Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking through subcontract from the National Judicial College

The Center, in partnership with the National Judicial College, is managing an effort funded by the Office of Justice Program’s SMART Office (Office of Sex Offender Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking) to support training and technical assistance to courts for the purposes of educating judicial personnel on sex offender management issues in order to better inform sentencing of sex offenders. Targeted, onsite technical assistance will also be provided to qualifying multi disciplinary teams with a focus on the role of the courts in sex offender management.

Sponsors: State of Hawaii

Center staff supported the Hawaii Sex Offender Management Team (SOMT) in developing an evidence-based practice model and a strategic plan for the management of sex offenders. Previous program evaluations were used to refine and advance current practices to promote alignment with national best practices and research-informed approaches. Center staff facilitated a strategic planning workshop with SOMT stakeholders and developed the strategic planning chapter of the SOMT Master Plan.

Sponsors: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Corrections

The Center will coordinate an event to train 250 key stakeholders in Kentucky in the National Prison Rape Elimination (PREA) Standards that are designed to prevent, detect and respond to prison rape under the PREA Act. The Center will partner with the Moss Group, who will serve as the primary trainers for this event. Center staff will assist with the design and manage the planning of the overall event.

Sponsors: Idaho Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

A Center staff member will deliver two plenary sessions at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Idaho Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
The presentations will address contemporary, research-informed strategies for managing sex offenders within the context of findings from a recent systemwide assessment of sex offender management practices in the State of Idaho.

Sponsors: Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole Department with Support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice ProgramsSMART Office, Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

Center staff designed and delivered a day-long event for judges in Pennsylvania with the aim of enhancing participating judges’ understanding of sex offenders, and highlighting the critical roles that judges play in the management of these cases. Specifically, the event was designed to: provide an overview of current research about sex offenders and how using “what works” can impact sentencing and the safety of the community; examine how the management of these offenders can be enhanced through informed judicial decision making at key decision points throughout the court process; emphasize the importance of quality, specialized assessments to guide individualized dispositions for sex offenders; describe contemporary approaches to treatment and supervision for sex offenders; assist judges with considering the leverage they have in facilitating appropriate services for sex offenders; and facilitate a dialogue among the participants and the faculty members about the information that is presented, its relevance in the day-to-day work of Pennsylvania judges, and the multiple, critical roles that judges in the state can play in the successful management of sex offenders.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)

Center staff worked with an interagency planning group from Nebraska to develop the content and design of a two and half day community corrections conference involving community supervision staff, treatment providers, and key decisionmakers from a variety of community and justice agencies. Center staff will delivered a session at the conference on effective approaches to sex offender management and developed a resource directory for conference participants guide users to practitioner-focused research and resources on topics including evidence-based practice; transition and reentry; sex offender management; and managing offenders with mental health or substance abuse difficulties.

Sponsors: Michigan Department of Corrections

The Center has been engaged to review of a cognitive-behavioral, prison-based sex offender treatment curriculum for adult males in the custody of the Michigan Department of corrections. The Center will provide a critical review of the curriculum in its entirety and offer suggestions for refinement.

Sponsors: State Justice Institute

The Center adapted its curriculum, The Role of Judges in Managing Juvenile Sex Offense Cases: Keys to Informed Decision Making (developed under a previous SJI project) to provide training to judges in New Mexico.

Sponsors: North Dakota Supreme Court

The Center assisted the North Dakota Supreme Court in the development and conduct of a training event: Education for Judges in North Dakota on Decision Making in Sex Offense Cases. Center staff adapted its curriculum The Role of Judges in Managing Juvenile Sex Offense Cases: Keys to Informed Decision Making (previously developed under and SJI initiative) to include information on adult sex offenders; and to respond to the identified needs and questions of the judicial audience from North Dakota. Center staff served as faculty and following the training, summarized and documented the outcomes of the event.

Sponsors: Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Corrections

The Center designed and conducted a conference on computer-based sex offender and special needs sex offender management, working with the Kentucky Sex Offender Management Task Force to provide substantive guidance, develop a comprehensive training agenda, and determine training topics and presenters.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national resource center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders under community supervision. CSOM’s primary goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders. CSOM’s goals are carried out through three main activity areas: the exchange of information on this topic, training and technical assistance, and support to the Office of Justice Program’s Sex Offender Management Discretionary Grant Program grantees. To this end, CSOM: provides those responsible for managing sex offenders and protecting victims ready access to the most current information on effective interventions with this population by synthesizing and disseminating knowledge and practices to the field; capturing the lessons learned from communities around the country who demonstrate—through collaboration between criminal justice agencies and other stakeholders—that they can manage known sex offenders and increase public safety, and to disseminate those lessons so that others might benefit from them; and provided the opportunity for other jurisdictions to draw upon these experiences, enhance their own practices, and create similar results in their communities, by offering a variety of training and technical assistance opportunities to policymakers and practitioners. CSOM has developed a comprehensive set of training curricula that addresses sex offender supervision, treatment, assessment, and other management issues, and continues to develop and make available a wide array of printed materials, including policy and practice briefs on this topic. Finally, CSOM’s Web site (www.csom.org) provides information on state-of-the-art approaches to the effective management of adult and juvenile sex offenders.

Sponsors: Judiciary of Guam, Division of Probation Services

The Center conducted a comprehensive evaluation of Guam’s current sex offender supervision, monitoring, and treatment efforts, and the achievement of goals set by the Division of Probation Services (DPS). Center staff conducted off-site consultation with DPS designees to gather a comprehensive and detailed set of foundational data, on-site exploration of the assessment, treatment, and supervision components of the DPS’ adult sex offender management system, and synthesized final findings and recommendations in a final written report for the Judiciary of Guam.

Sponsors: Orange County, CA

The Center conducted a comprehensive training in Orange County, CA to enable juvenile delinquency system stakeholders to develop a standardized format for delivering information relevant to juvenile offenders in order to assist court clinicians to be more predictive in their assessment reports. The training workshop enhanced the skill sets of evaluators to enable them to prepare high quality reports; promote constructive dialogue among evaluators, juvenile court bench officers, and other key stakeholders; and lead to assessment-driven decision making relative to juvenile sex offenders.

Sponsors: Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC)

Center staff developed a four-day advance level curriculum on sex offender management (with an emphasis on probation and parole officers) for the Missouri Department of Corrections. The Center also conducted two four-day “Train the Trainer” events using the advanced training curriculum.

Sponsors: Montana Department of Corrections

Center staff prepared and conducted presentations on “National Trends in Sex Offender Management,” “What Would you Expect from a Quality Psychosexual Evaluation: A Primer for Non-Clinicians,” and “The Personal and Professional Toll on Individuals Working in the Trenches with Sex Offenders” at an education workshop conducted by the Montana Department of Corrections.

Sponsors: Kansas Department of Corrections

The Center provided assistance to the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) to further their efforts to conduct a strategic systemwide review, planning, and implementation process designed to enhance adult sex offender treatment services throughout the state. Center staff worked with the KDOC to gather a comprehensive foundational data, and then developed a draft summary of impressions and findings used in the conduct of a strategic planning meeting with key leadership regarding KDOC sex offender treatment services.

Sponsors: Idaho Department of Corrections

The Center continued the work begun in Phase I of this project to provide technical assistance to support a strategic system wide assessment effort to enhance adult sex offender management in Idaho. During this phase of the project, Center staff conducted an interactive on-site review process to carry out an independent review of the ways in which policies relative to sex offender management are implemented and applied, and to explore the specific practices currently operating in the areas of assessment, treatment, and supervision as they relate to post-conviction decision making. A final report engaged a range of stakeholders to capture multiple perspectives and interests, and at the conclusion of the project, a final report was developed for use by the Department and the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission to enhance sex offender management efforts within the state.

Sponsors: New York Center for Addiction Treatment Services, Inc. (NYCATS)

Center staff conducted a one-day training event in New York State to provide an overview of the sex offender population and promising sex offender management strategies, including an overview of sex offender treatment issues.

Sponsors: Hampton Court Services, City of Hampton, VA

The Center developed and conducted a two-day substantive and skill-based training on best practices in juvenile sex offender management for a multidisciplinary audience of line level staff to assist them in the advancement of evidence-based juvenile sex offender management and treatment strategies. In addition, the Center developed and conducted a three-hour training session for the Hampton Juvenile Court, delivered to a multidisciplinary audience of judges and agency administrative staff. The training provided them with information regarding evidence-based juvenile sex offender management and treatment strategies.

Sponsors: Orange County, CA

Staff from the Center conducted a three-day workshop for probation institution and field staff, district attorney’s office and public defender representatives, health care agency representatives, mental health practitioners from the private sector, and victim witness advocates. During the first two days of the workshop, trainers 1) provided an overview of contemporary research and literature pertaining to juvenile sex offenders; 2) underscored the heterogeneity of juvenile sex offenders, the need for special assessments, and the importance of individualized management strategies; 3) highlighted promising juvenile sex offender management practices; 4) taught ways and means for applying research and evidence-based practices into daily work activities; and 5) addressed methods for promoting resiliency and wellness in stakeholders’ efforts to manage juvenile sex offenders. On the third day, the workshop focused on training the judiciary. Participants included judges and other system stakeholders, county policy makers, and private practitioners. A roundtable discussion was conducted to address how juvenile sex offenders can be managed more effectively by the system.

Sponsors: State of California, Department of Justice

The Center provided staff to develop and deliver a keynote presentation on sex offender management entitled “Inside the Mind of Sex Offenders,” and conduct a session on “Public Policy and Sex Offender Management: Key Issues for San Diego Leadership.” These presentations were developed for and tailored to the interests of a multi-disciplinary audience of elected officials and policymakers from San Diego County. State of California, Department of Justice.

Sponsors: Idaho Criminal Justice Commission and the Idaho Department of Corrections

Center staff developed and conducted a series of presentations on sex offender management to key stakeholders in the State of Idaho, including new district court judges, law enforcement, probation and parole staff, treatment and education staff, sex offender management staff, staff from Juvenile Correction, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho House of Representatives and the Idaho Senate Judiciary and Rules Committees.

Sponsors: Missouri Department of Corrections

The Center provided expert assistance to develop and conduct a presentation on sex offender management as part of the 2009 Missouri Reentry Conference. The presentation included information on “myths versus facts” about sex offenders, their crimes, and their victims; recidivism trends; and effective sex offender management strategies.

Sponsors: Idaho Department of Corrections

The Center conducted a three-day “hands on” skill practice training for an audience of case managers, treatment providers, and correctional administrators. The training addressed issues related to working with sex offenders from both a case manager/probation officer and a sex offender treatment provider perspective.

Sponsors: Idaho Criminal Justice Commission

The Center provided staff to assist the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission (ICJC) in conducting preliminary activities designed to support a strategic systemwide assessment process to enhance adult sex offender management throughout the state. Technical assistance provided by Center staff included consultation with ICJC designees to gather a comprehensive and detailed set of foundational data to ensure a well-informed project and the production of a preliminary report. The project reviewed a variety of information sources, including formalized policies and operating procedures and objective data. This project was intended as the first phase in a multiphase project.

Sponsors: State Justice Institute

This project produced a comprehensive training curriculum for juvenile and family court judges on juvenile sex offender issues. Developed and delivered by distinguished members of the judiciary and experts in the field of juvenile sex offender management, this model judicial education curriculum provided juvenile and family court judges with a unique opportunity to gain practical and vital information to enhance day-to-day decision making in these cases. The curriculum was developed collaboratively with the State Justice Institute, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the Center, and includes key topics such as: making sense of specialized assessment, treatment, and supervision approaches from the perspective of the bench; tailoring court dispositions to match each juvenile’s unique needs and level of risk, and to build upon their internal and external strengths and assets; reviewing trends and challenges associated with juvenile sex offender registration; understanding differential risk factors associated with general juvenile delinquency versus juvenile sex offending; managing the challenges of family reunification and preservation when victims and perpetrators are in the same home; maximizing limited resources; becoming informed and active consumers in the juvenile sex offender management process; and exploring the multiple, critical roles of the judiciary in ongoing juvenile sex offender management efforts. Under this initiative, training was conducted in 16 states and a final version of the curriculum was made available to every state’s judicial educator.

Sponsors: Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence

Center staff provided a presentation at a conference of the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence. The presentation identified national emerging issues and practices related to sex offender management, and provided an overview of the Center for Sex Offender Management’s model of victim-centered sex offender management.

Sponsors: Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts

The Center provided staff to develop and conduct a presentation on sex offender management at the California Administrative Office of the Courts’ Summer Continuing Judicial Studies Program.

Sponsors: Idaho Criminal Justice Commission

Center staff provided a briefing to the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission and invited members of the Idaho legislature on the topic of sex offender management, focusing on what is known about both the adult and juvenile sex offender populations in terms of their offense patterns, recidivism rates, evidence-based and emerging practices with regard to their management, and legislative trends in this area.

Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, through subcontract from The National Judicial College

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded a grant to the National Judicial College and the Center for Effective Public Policy/Center for Sex Offender Management to develop and pilot test a model curriculum and instructor materials for judges on the sentencing of sex offenders. Project staff also developed and conducted a “train the trainer” course, and distributed the full curriculum to every state judicial branch educator and to judges interested in teaching the subject matter via CD-ROM.

Sponsors: Massachusetts Parole Board

Center staff conducted two separate but complementary training events for Parole Board Members and Field Parole Officers, respectively, on sex offender management issues. The specialized training for Parole Board Members were highly interactive events tailored for individuals with releasing authority. The training event for Field Parole Officers and Field Supervisory/Management staff equipped participants to understand and apply the research on effective sex offender management to parole supervision practices.

Sponsors: Montana Department of Corrections

The Montana Department of Corrections contracted with the Center to develop recommendations for the establishment of a residential sexual offender treatment program, and the enhancement of a broader system of sex offender management designed to support the new facility. In connection with this effort, Center staff from the Center for Sex Offender Management project conducted a series of interviews, site visits, documentation reviews, as well as a literature review to identify evidence-based practices in sex offender management. At the conclusion of the project, a final report including a series of recommendations was produced and delivered to the department.

Sponsors: Maine Department of Corrections

The Center developed and conducted a six-hour training for the Maine Department of Corrections. The training focused on fundamental information about the sex offender population, promising sex offender management strategies, and legislative/policy trends. The training framed these issues from a national perspective and highlighted a range of approaches to registration/notification and other strategies that have been implemented in individual states.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Center for Effective Public Policy/Center for Sex Offender Management were designated as the technical assistance providers for BJA’s Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance (SOM TTA) Program. The program included the provision of training and technical assistance to grantees for the BJA’s FY 2007 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) Grant Program, as well as the development of several products and resources for this initiative, including two training curricula (one for law enforcement and probation/parole officers at the field level, and the other for managers and supervisors in law enforcement and probation/parole agencies); four web-based/distance learning tools; a guidebook of promising sex offender management practices; and draft protocols for law enforcement and supervision/community corrections agencies.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Subsequent to the enactment of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, a focus group comprised of researchers, correctional and jail administrators, mental health professionals, and other substantive experts in the area of prison rape was convened to provide guidance to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance on the development of a grant solicitation to address the investigation, prosecution, provision of services to inmates who are the victims of inmate on inmate prison rape, and the prevention of prison rape. The focus group was planned and facilitated by the Center and convened in the Spring of 2004. Discussions resulted in a set of key recommendations for the elimination of prison rape. These recommendations relate to three broad substantive areas: investigation and prosecution; services to victims; and prevention. A summary of the key substantive issues discussed is presented in an unpublished paper.

Sponsors: State Justice Institute

This project designed and administered a survey to selected domestic violence courts to identify both qualitatively and quantitatively the incidence and treatment of sexual assault cases within the domestic violence caseload/docket. An article was produced that discusses the results of the survey, and the challenges faced in responding to both victims and perpetrators of domestic sexual assault. The article, published by the National Center for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is directed at judges involved with hearing and trying domestic violence, child abuse, and family law cases, and includes suggestions for ways to improve the ability of courts to manage these cases effectively.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The purpose of this project was threefold: to develop a video curriculum for judges that would synthesize the current state of knowledge relevant to judges as they engage in the sentencing of sex offenders; to test and subsequently refine that curriculum by enlisting an audience of judges to preview it; and to conduct a “train the trainers” session with judicial educators in order to introduce the curriculum and familiarize them with its contents. This project culminated in a package of video and print materials and was distributed to every state judicial educator in the nation. A team composed of senior technical assistance providers and trainers from the Center developed and disseminated the curriculum. The Center also received guidance on the project from a number of judges from across the nation, as well as experts from a variety of disciplines in the field of sex offender management.

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Working closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, the Center convened a national summit on the safe and effective management of sex offenders in the community. Policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, researchers, treatment providers, and victim advocates from across the country were invited to participate in the Summit in order to provide recommendations to the Office of Justice Programs on how best to meet the training and technical assistance needs of policymakers and practitioners striving to improve their management of those sex offenders under community supervision.

The Center worked with the Office of Justice Programs to convene a multi-disciplinary planning group to assist in the development of the Summit’s goals, agenda, and topics; and to identify strategies to create an environment conducive to sharing information, identify gaps in the current process of sex offender management, and recommend solutions. The Summit agenda covered topics in sex offender etiology, treatment, supervision, risk assessment, and policy development. Participants included many of the nation’s experts on these topics. Participants worked together in plenary sessions and small working groups, sharing research findings, current practices, challenges, and experiences. Each session produced specific recommendations that the Center synthesized into a final report and submitted to the Office of Justice Programs for funding consideration. The Center for Sex Offender Management was subsequently established by the Office of Justice Programs to carry out these recommendations. The Center for Sex Offender Management is in its ninth year of operation and is managed by the Center for Effective Public Policy, on behalf of the Office of Justice Programs.

Sponsors: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

The Center provided a two and a half day training on elements of the Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management to a group of practitioners in Montgomery County in order to deliver consistent sex offender management information across all disciplines. The goals of the session were to deliver information about a number of key sex offender management related topics, including assessment, supervision, the use of the polygraph, treatment, and sex offender reentry; clarify and expand upon for participants the fundamental principle of victim-centeredness in the Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management; engage participants in a dialogue about how to work with/engage with offenders in ways that promote offender success and maximize the likelihood of risk reduction; allow for a forum through which increased communication and collaboration across all disciplines involved in sex offender management will be encouraged; and begin a cross-discipline conversation about how to align sex offender management practices in Montgomery County with what is known about current best practices and evidence- based practices with this population of offenders.

Sponsors: United States Department of Justice, SMART

Under this project, the Center is working with the FY 2010 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management grantees to assist in their efforts to enhance public safety by reducing the risk of victimization while maximizing the potential for success of sex offenders in state and local jurisdictions as well as tribal communities and U.S. territories. The Center is: (a) assisting them in evaluating their current policies and practices in order to identify gaps and needs; (b) supporting their efforts to develop and implement innovative, well-informed, research-supported, and promising approaches to sex offender management and accountability; and (c) supporting – through culturally competent TTA – the efforts of tribal grantees to develop or enhance existing approaches to sex offender management in Indian Country. The assistance being provided will take a variety of forms, including grantee workshops, on- and off-site TA, and web-based TTA through webinars, e-newsletters, and on-line forums.

Sponsors: County of San Diego, Probation Department

Center staff provided a two-day educational training to the County of San Diego Probation Department’s staff and affiliated law enforcement agencies on sex offender management strategies. The training was provided to augment Probation Department officers’ and affiliated law enforcement agencies’ understanding of supervision approaches through a combination of risk reduction and risk management strategies. Center staff provided an overview of adjunctive surveillance strategies that can be used with sex offenders as well as legislative trends relevant to sex offender management efforts, and discussed sex offender management issues and supervision to assist in victim protection and future victimization, and assessment-driven strategies, as well as use of the polygraph.