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I. What Community Members Need to Know
II. Conducting a Community Notification
III. Managing Sex Offenders
IV. The Role of the Community
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The material contained on this web site—a Training Curriculum on Educating the Community About Sexual Assault and About the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community—is one of a number of curricula on sex offender management issues developed by the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM). CSOM is managed by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, the State Justice Institute, and the American Probation and Parole Association. The project is administered through a cooperative agreement between OJP and the Center for Effective Public Policy.

Since its inception, CSOM has designed and presented training sessions at national conferences and at local and regional training events. It has become clear, however, that the demand for training can be met only partially by these events. There is also a great interest in curriculum materials that can be used by probation and parole agencies, law enforcement agencies, training coalitions, sex offender treatment networks, sexual assault coalitions, and related organizations to disseminate more widely the knowledge that is developing in the field regarding sexual assault and sex offender management.