Department of Justice, this handbook has been adapted to describe a planning and implementation process that is applicable to all jurisdictions, regardless of size, available resources, or expertise level of those involved in the process. CSOM Provides useful, current, and accessible information widely to the field by developing and distributing policy and practice briefs on pressing issues; operating the CSOM web site; and responding to information inquiries from the field and public; Creates and delivers training programs across the country for agencies that share responsibility for sex offender management; and Designs and delivers technical assistance to support jurisdictions interested in improving their sex offender management strategies. The Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management CASOM Discretionary Grant Program provides funding to help jurisdictions implement comprehensive approaches to the effective management of sex offenders in the community or to enhance existing programs. Although this grant program focuses on the continuum of activities and services for sex offenders, grant funds must be targeted for the community reintegration and community management of these offenders and not to institutional services. This project is supported by Grant No. Links The Center for Sex Offender Management CSOM is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders. The Center for Sex Offender Management reports that approximately 60 percent of convicted sex offenders are released under supervision in communities across the country—either directly after sentencing or following a period of incarceration. As of December more than , sex offenders are registered in the United States. And most convicted offenders live in the community under probation or parole supervision. Please click here for a listing of all 28 grantees. Under this initiative, CSG, in partnership with the American Probation and Parole Association, Association of Paroling Authorities International and The Center for Sex Offender Management, is tracking trends in state sex offender laws, hosting national forums for state officials, and developing and disseminating educational materials on state policy options for the management of sex offenders. Sex Offender Management Project Reports Throughout the course of this project, The Council of State Governments produced a series of policy briefs discussing issues related to sex offender management legislation. In the — legislative biennium, state legislatures considered at least 1, bills related to sex offenders; at least of those bills became law. Points of view or opinions expressed are those of the presenter or author and do not represent the official opinion or policies of the U. For more information about the resources offered by CSOM, please contact us.