FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                     OJP

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2001                                                                          202/307-0703

 

COMMUNITIES RECEIVE OVER $2.8 MILLION IN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FUNDS TO MANAGE SEX OFFENDERS

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Twenty-one communities in seventeen states received a total of $2.8 million to develop, implement or expand comprehensive strategies to manage sex offenders under community supervision, the Justice Department announced today.  These awards mark the third year of the Justice Department’s Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, which is administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Corrections Program Office.

“Sex offenders who are released from prison must be closely supervised so that they can live in the community without posing a danger to others,” said OJP Assistant Attorney General Deborah J. Daniels.  “These grants will help communities monitor and treat sex offenders through a comprehensive, systemic approach.”

To receive funds under the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant program, communities must develop multi-disciplinary teams, which include law enforcement, probation and parole officers, other criminal justice personnel, courts, treatment providers and victim advocates.  Eleven of the awards are planning grants to assist jurisdictions in developing comprehensive, collaborative approaches to managing sex offenders.  The other 

ten grants will help communities implement these strategies or enhance current programs.

Using these grant funds, multi-disciplinary teams will identify strengths and weaknesses in sex offender management systems and assess the staff and equipment necessary to identify, track and treat sex offenders.  Planning funds will also be used to gauge the need for training probation officers and other criminal justice personnel, treatment providers and victim advocates about sex offender management.                  

“We all have a responsibility to ensure that sex offenders, once released from prison, are successfully reintegrated into society with no threat to their communities,” added Daniels.  “By doing so we can ease the fears of parents and other concerned citizens.”

Congress appropriated $5 million for sex offender management initiatives in Fiscal Year 2001, $3 million of which was set aside for the grants.  Training and technical assistance will be

provided to grantees and other interested jurisdictions through a grant to the Center for Sex

Offender Management in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Attached is a list of the Fiscal Year 2001 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management grants.   More information about this program is available on OJP’s Website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/, or the Center for Sex Offender Management’s Website at http://www.csom.org/, or by calling the National Criminal Justice Reference Service toll-free on

1-800/851-3420.


OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACHES TO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT

GRANT PROGRAM

 

FISCAL YEAR 2001 PLANNING GRANTS

 

 

STATE

 

JURISDICTION

 

GRANTEE

 

OFFENDER

       TYPE

 

AMOUNT

 

ARIZONA

 

Tucson

 

Pascua Yaqui Tribal Prosecutor’s Office

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

$50,000

 

 

 

Sells

 

Tohona Oodham Nation

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

$50,000

 

CALIFORNIA

 

Fresno

 

Fresno County Probation Department

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

$50,000

 

LOUISIANA

 

Baton Rouge

 

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

 

Adult

 

$42,540

 

MICHIGAN

 

Grand Rapids

 

Kent County Office of Community Corrections

 

Adult

 

$49,392

 

NEBRASKA

 

Lincoln

 

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

 

Adult

 

$49,232

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

Raleigh

 

North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Juvenile

 

$48,676

 

OHIO

 

Batavia

 

Clermont County Juvenile Court

 

Juvenile

 

$40,490

 

OREGON

 

                    Eugene

 

Lane County Council of Governments

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

     $49,148

 

STATE

 

JURISDICTION

 

GRANTEE

 

OFFENDER

       TYPE

 

AMOUNT

 

TEXAS

 

                   Kerrville

 

Kerr County Commissioners Court

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

     $49,931

 

WISCONSIN

 

                   Madison

 

Wisconsin Department Of Corrections

 

Juvenile

 

     $50,000

 

TOTAL

 

11

 

11

 

 

 

$529,409

 

 

 

FY 2001 IMPLEMENTATION/ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

 

 

STATE

 

JURISDICTION

 

GRANTEE

 

OFFENDER

       TYPE

 

AMOUNT

 

ARKANSAS

 

Little Rock

 

University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Department

 

Juvenile

 

$172,298

 

CALIFORNIA

 

San Diego

 

San Diego County Probation Department

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

$250,000

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

 

Department of Criminal Justice

 

Juvenile

 

$248,680

 

CONNECTICUT

 

Hartford

 

Judicial Branch – Willimantic Superior Court

 

Juvenile

 

$250,000

 

MARYLAND

 

                   Towson

 

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections

 

Adult

 

    $249,728

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

                    Boston

 

Massachusetts State Parole Board

 

Adult

 

    $220,504

 

STATE

 

JURISDICTION

 

GRANTEE

 

OFFENDER

       TYPE

 

AMOUNT

 

NEW YORK

 

                   Oswego

 

Oswego County Probation Department

 

Adult

 

    $250,000

 

TEXAS

 

                     Paris

 

Lamar County Community Supervision Corrections Department

 

Adult

 

    $250,000

 

VERMONT

 

                 Waterbury

 

Vermont Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services

 

Adult/Juvenile

 

    $189,595

 

WISCONSIN

 

                    Oneida

 

Oneida Tribal Nation Social Services

 

Adult

 

    $250,000

 

TOTAL

 

10

 

10

 

 

 

$2,330,805