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The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) Releases Its January Progress Report

January 2009:

The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) Releases Its Progress Report:


The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) is directed by California Penal Code Section 9002, subdivision (H)(2) to provide a progress report to the Governor and the Legislature by January 2009. This Progress Report will detail those areas that are under assessment in preparation for a detailed plan and a series of recommendations in the January 2010 Report of Plan. In order to effectively ensure that CASOMB took a comprehensive approach in their planning process, committees were utilized whose backgrounds spanned the entire California justice system. Committees were developed in the following areas:

• Victim Services
• Investigation, Prosecution, Adjudication and Disposition
• Treatment
• Special Populations
• Re-entry, Housing and Supervision
• Registration and Notification
• Community Education
• Research

Detailed in this report are the specific topic areas that each committee is reviewing and gathering information in preparation for CASOMB’s recommendations, which will be detailed in the January 2010 report. Also, there are recommendations listed below that CASOMB views as critical to public safety and therefore are being made in this progress report.

For the remainder of this paper: by The California Sex Offender Management Board

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