CSOM Activities by State

National Training and Technical Assistance Events

Technical Assistance:

U.S. Navy (November 2007): Staff met with members of the U.S. Navy specialized sex offender treatment program to discuss evidence-based and emerging practices in sex offender treatment and reentry in San Diego, California.

Executives of Probation and Parole Meeting (October 2007): This session was conducted in follow up to a presentation made before the Executives of Probation and Parole in May 2007. While the earlier session provided a review of literature on sex offenders, this session focused on methods used in jurisdictions across the country to implement a Comprehensive Approach to sex offender management, lessons learned, and tools and resources available to conduct a gaps analysis and build more effective methods for managing the adult sex offender population. The meeting was held in Reno, Nevada.

Executives of Probation and Parole, Washington, DC (July 2007): CSOM staff met with three representatives of the Executives of Probation and Parole to begin development of a White Paper on sex offender management.

Executives of Probation and Parole, Little Rock, Arkansas (May 2007): CSOM staff provided a one half-day training to 20 directors of state probation and parole agencies. Training topics included an overview of sex offenders and their victims; empirically-based approaches to sex offender management; and implementing a comprehensive approach to adult sex offender management.

Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) (March, June 2007): In March, CSOM staff assisted a special sub-committee of ICAOS in developing new approaches concerning the transfer of sex offenders under the Interstate Compact by providing training, and facilitating discussions to identify issues, develop a mission statement, identify critical tasks, create a timeline, and develop an action plan. In June, CSOM staff attended a follow-up meeting to finalize the sub-committee report in Lexington, Kentucky.

American Probation and Parole Association (August 2006): CSOM staff participated in a two-day curriculum development session with APPA as it was developing its outline for a BJA-funded training curriculum on "Sex Offender Community Based Supervision: Case Management Strategies and Tools" in Chicago, Illinois.

American Probation and Parole Association (January 2006): CSOM staff participated in a meeting held to review the current document, Offender Supervision with Electronic Technologies, released in 2002 by APPA via a grant from NIJ.

American Probation and Parole Association (January 2006): CSOM staff participated in a meeting of probation and parole representatives from several rural jurisdictions across the country to gather information on adult sex offender management for a paper on adult sex offender management in rural jurisdictions.

Training:

Judicial Education and Resources on Sentencing of Sex Offenders (January 2008 – July 2009): The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has 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. In addition, project staff will develop and conduct a "train the trainer" course, and distribute the full curriculum to state judicial branch educators and judges interested in teaching the subject matter via CD-ROM.
Funder: Bureau of Justice Assistance, through subcontract from The National Judicial College

ATSA Conference (October 2008): Staff and a consultant coordinated and conducted a symposium at ATSA's 27th Annual Conference. The symposium provided an overview of contemporary research about the impact of sex offender registration for juveniles, highlighted insights and perspectives from juvenile and family court judges, and offered recommendations about promoting informed public policies through collaborative partnerships and targeted educational initiatives treatment providers, researchers, case managers, program managers/administrators, supervision officers, and court officials in Atlanta, Georgia (100 participants).

NAPN Conference (May 2008): CSOM staff and a consultant conducted a workshop at the National Adolescent Perpetrator Network on policy trends with juveniles who have committed sex offenses, factors influencing public policy in the criminal/justice system over the years, new research on juvenile registration, the role of multidisciplinary policy teams in influencing informed change to a multidisciplinary group of treatment providers for juvenile sex offenders (community-based, residential juvenile corrections), juvenile court/supervision officers, victim service providers, administrators, child welfare staff, and state policymakers in Portland, Oregon (50 participants).

ATSA Conference (October 2007): Staff and consultants conducted a symposium focused on policy trends pertaining to sex offender management at the annual ATSA Conference to treatment providers, probation and parole officers in San Diego, California (140 participants).

ASCA Conference (October 2007): CSOM staff attended a day-long Special Topics Seminar for the State Corrections Directors at the ASCA Conference on critical issues in sex offender management. CSOM staff provided a two hour briefing on sex offender management (covering a range of topics including what is known about sex offenders and their victims, the research on recidivism and evidence-based practices, and current legislative trends) and served as resource faculty throughout the remainder of the day’s discussions for the conference's State Corrections Directors. The event was held in New Orleans, Louisiana (27 participants).

IACP Conference (October 2007): CSOM staff moderated a panel discussion to provide basic information about the law enforcement response to sex offender management to police chiefs and upper level police managers in New Orleans, Louisiana (75 participants).

CSG Legislative Briefing (November 2007): CSOM staff participated in a panel to provide a national overview on sex offender issues in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Provided a full-day intensive training session on adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parole officers, supervisors, and administrators (60 participants).

A CSOM staff member – along with panelists from the U.S. Navy who highlighted the sex offender treatment program at the Naval Correctional Facility in Miramar, California – delivered a three-hour presentation on supervision, risk assessment, and treatment approaches with sex offenders at the Conference of the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, DC, March 2007 (65 participants).

Delivered a presentation at the BJA Regional Conference about key components and fundamental principles of the Comprehensive Approach to Sex Offender Management, and reviewed a number of state and local jurisdictions that have implemented promising adult and juvenile sex offender management practices to an audience representing law enforcement, corrections, and academia in Baltimore, Maryland, January 2007 (50 participants).

Served in an advisory capacity to help plan the goals, agenda, and identify speakers for the Council of State Governments Sex Offender Legislative Briefing. CSOM also developed a participant pre-briefing needs assessment and post-briefing follow-up survey for CSG. During the meeting, CSOM staff presented plenary sessions pertaining to sexual victimization, contemporary research and literature about sex offenders, recidivism trends, evidence-based and promising approaches to sex offender management, and legislative strategies specific to sex offenders to an audience of legislators and other stakeholders involved in the enactment and analysis of public policy, January 2007 (60 participants).

Provided a three-day training to individuals who are positioned to serve as sex offender management trainers in their own states on the use of the CSOM training curricula in Washington, DC, December 2006 (50 participants).

Conducted training sessions on the effective management of adult and juvenile sex offenders in the community, including topics such as reentry, secondary trauma, etiology and recidivism at the International Community Corrections Association Annual Conference to a broad range of criminal justice practitioners, including community correctional administrators and supervisors, case managers, supervision officers, evaluators, treatment providers, and release decisionmakers in Norfolk, Virginia, October 2006 (75 participants).

Conducted a training session on the comprehensive approach to sex offender management at the annual ATSA Conference to treatment providers, probation and parole officers in Chicago, Illinois, September 2006 (90 participants).

Provided a panel presentation on best practices in juvenile sex offender management at the OJJDP Conference to practitioners in the fields of juvenile justice, mental health, violence prevention, and substance abuse prevention in Washington, DC, January 2006 (75 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Austin, Texas, January 2006 (63 participants).

Provided a 1.5 hour presentation on key research and promising practices related to sex offender reentry at ATSA's 24th Annual Research and Treatment Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2005 (140 participants).

Provided a staff member to participate in a training session on sex offender supervision approaches and strategies at the NDAA/APRI Conference for prosecutors and judges in Austin, Texas, November 2005 (40 participants).

Conducted a training on the comprehensive approach to sex offender management and the role of victim advocates in that approach at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 2005 (39 participants).

Provided a panelist to present information about the current state of risk assessment for sex offenders (including a summary of actuarial instruments, as well as their application and accuracy) at the Association of Sentencing Commissions (NASC) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, August 2005 (30 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association ( APPA) Institute in New York City, New York, July 2005 (62 participants).

Conducted a 90-minute general session at the APAI Annual Conference, focusing on the incidence and prevalence of sexual victimization and key sex offender management issues within the framework of community reintegration of sex offenders following incarceration to state, federal, and international parole board members and administrators in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2005 (200 participants).

Conducted a workshop on sex offenders and public policy at the APAI Annual Conference to state, federal, and international parole board members and administrators in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2005 (55 participants).

Conducted a two-day training session on the comprehensive approach to sex offender management at the Executives of State Probation and Parole Meeting to probation and parole executives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 2004 (20 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Orlando, Florida, July 2004 (80 participants).

Provided a consultant to participate as a panelist on sex offender management and to deliver a presentation on the collaborative approach to sex offender management in Connecticut during the National Association of Attorneys General national meeting in Washington, DC, June 2004 (50 participants).

Delivered a half-day intensive training session on juvenile sex offender management at the 19th Annual Conference of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network to juvenile sex offender treatment providers, juvenile justice agency administrators, juvenile supervision officers, and researchers in Portland, Oregon, May 2004 (30 participants).

Presented an overview of the comprehensive approach to sex offender management, with an emphasis on opportunities for various levels of prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) at the National Sexual Violence Prevention Conference to victim advocates from local rape crisis centers and state sexual assault coalitions, several researchers, child protection workers, and public health professionals in Los Angeles, California, May 2004 (200 participants).

Conducted three workshops on the effective management of sex offenders in the community at the 23rd Annual Probation and Justice Management Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, May 2004 (120 participants).

Conducted a six-hour training session at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)'s 31st National Conference on Juvenile Justice to judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, juvenile probation and parole officers, and treatment providers in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2004 (38 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Reno, Nevada, February 2004 (43 participants).

Provided a staff member to present on the comprehensive approach to sex offender management at OVC's Corrections-Based Victim Service Coordinator Training to system-based victim service providers in St. Petersburg, Florida, December 2003 (35 participants).

Conducted a presentation entitled "Collaboration: A Fundamental Principle of Sex Offender Management" at the 22nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers to treatment providers, victim advocates, and probation and parole officers in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2003 (40 participants).

Provided one staff member to deliver information on issues related to registered sex offenders during a one-hour small group session at the National Governor's Association/National Institute of Justice Executive Forum: Options and Consequences: Decisionmaking in Tough Economic Times to Governor representatives in San Diego, California, September 2003 (30 participants).

Provided one staff member to conduct a workshop on the reentry of sex offenders at the APPA Training Institute to in Cleveland, Ohio, August 2003 (120 participants).

Provided one staff member and one consultant to deliver a half-day intensive training on the comprehensive approach to sex offender management at the National Criminal Justice Association's (NCJA) National Forum in St. Petersburg, Florida, July 2003 (11 participants).

Provided a consultant to deliver a keynote address at the 2003 National Perpetrator's Network/NJ ATSA Annual Conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, May 2003 (200 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2003 (60 participants).

Provided two staff members to participate in a roundtable discussion on community-based treatment and to brief parole boards on best practices in supervising sex offenders on parole who are in denial and not participating in sex offender treatment at the request of Military Paroling Authorities in Washington, DC, November 2002 (20 participants).

Delivered a presentation entitled "Collaborative Approaches to Sex Offender Management: Treatment Providers and Supervision Agencies Working Together" at the 21st Annual Research and Treatment Conference in Montreal, Canada, October 2002 (50 participants).

Attended the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Technical Assistance Grantee Meeting and delivered presentations on: "The Reentry of Adult Sex Offenders" and "Sanctions - What Works?" in Washington, DC, September 2002 (40 participants).

Presented a plenary session on sex offender management at a Training for Victim Service Coordinators, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections, the Corrections Program Office and the Office of Victims of Crime in Longmont, Colorado, September 2002 (40 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Denver, Colorado, August 2002 (120 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 2002 (60 participants).

Provided a CSOM staff member to conduct a training session on comprehensive sex offender registration practices at the request of the Justice Statistics and Research Association for a national audience in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2001 (30 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session with tracks on juvenile and adult sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 2001 (150 participants).

Supported the costs of a consultant to conduct a workshop on juvenile sex offenders at the request of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges in Alexandria, Virginia, May 2001 (60 participants).

Provided a consultant to make a presentation on sex offender treatment at the request of the Association of Paroling Authorities International in Washington, DC, April 2001 (100 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session on sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Portland, Oregon, January 2001 (100 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session on sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, July 2000 (100 participants).

Provided an overview training and briefing on CSOM to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ Regional Community Policing Institute Directors and their colleagues from various disciplines and agencies in Washington, DC, December 2000 (60 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session on sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, February 2000 (85 participants).

Developed and delivered a Videoconference on Supervision with the National Institute of Corrections in Long Beach, California, February 2000 (32,000 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session on sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in New York, New York, August 1999 (100 participants).

Provided information on sex offender management and CSOM at the request of the National Criminal Justice Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 1999 (75 participants).

Provided a consultant to conduct a training on sex offender typologies and treatment at the request of the Association of Paroling Authorities International for parole representatives in Biloxi, Mississippi, April 1999 (80 participants).

Developed and delivered a Videoconference on Risk Assessment in California, February 1999 (12,000 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session on sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, January 1999 (100 participants).

Provided a consultant to deliver a presentation on sex offender management at the request of the National Community Sentencing Association to community corrections agency heads and staff in Huntington Beach, California, October 1998 (50 participants).

Provided a full-day intensive training session on sex offender management at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Institute in Norfolk, Virginia, August 1998 (75 participants).

Provided a consultant to address the topic of community notification at a workshop session at NCJA’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 1998 (50 participants).

Provided a consultant to conduct a national teleconference on community notification for legislators, criminal justice policymakers, and other practitioners from across the country in Lexington, Kentucky, October 1997 (300 participants).