Center For Sex Offender Management (CSOM)





The resources and materials available on this page were developed by the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), a project that began in 1997 with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Funding for the project ended in 2019, but the Center continues to make available to criminal justice professionals many of the resources and materials that remain useful and relevant. CSOM was a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supported state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders. CSOM provided those responsible for managing sex offenders with ready access to the most current knowledge by synthesizing and disseminating research and effective practices to the field and by offering specialized training and technical assistance on a wide variety of issues related to sex offender management. CSOM also operated a website up until 2019, when the most recent funding stream that supported its operation concluded. However, many of the policy and practice briefs, fact sheets, and other resource documents developed as part of the project can be downloaded from the links below.

Basic Facts 

User Tools 


Comprehensive Approach 

Emerging Adults 

Family Reunification 

Female Sex Offenders 

Law Enforcement 

Legislative Issues 

Public Opinion 



Statewide Boards 

Victim Advocacy 


If you are a victim in need of help or support, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) to be directed to the nearest rape crisis center. Your call is anonymous and confidential. You may also contact a counselor using their online hotline. Both resources are free of charge and are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For those seeking sex offender treatment referrals, please contact the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

For Additional Information

For additional information about the Center’s work in the sex offender management field, please contact Leilah Gilligan, Director of Operations, at