This resource guide is designed to assist individuals and agencies in identifying resources to help manage sex offenders.
Specific objectives of this guide are to help users think more extensively and expansively about developing and acquiring resources for sex-offender management; to familiarize users with some of the resources that are currently available for managing sex offenders; and to provide guidance to users on strategies for developing and enhancing resources. An overview of the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), which prepared this guide, describes its training regimen, technical assistance provisions, resource sites, and information exchange. CSOM partnership organizations are then briefly profiled. This is followed by descriptions of U.S. Department of Justice Resources for the management of sex offenders, including the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Office of Justice Programs. The latter programs are administered by the Violence Against Women Office, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Corrections Program Office, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Five nationwide associations/organizations that provide services relevant to sex-offender management are described. These are the American Polygraph Association, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the National Adolescent Perpetration Network, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the National Center for Victims of Crime. The single public organization cited is the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Six private organizations are then described, followed by a section on tips and hints for effective resource development. A chart shows the types of support offered by organization/agency. Contact information is provided for 23 agencies/organizations.