The Sex Offender Management
Task Force of Southern Nevada has been meeting bi-weekly or monthly since the start of 2006. This Task Force was supported
by a grant from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Administration. With guidance from the Center for Sex Offender
Management (CSOM), the Task Force has completed a number of projects.
- System Maps – Two system maps were produced for both adult and juvenile offenders. These
maps set out the steps involved in processing sexual offenders through the criminal justice system in Southern Nevada. The adult system
map can viewed through the link below.
- Resource Lists – Resource lists were compiled for adult offenders, juvenile offenders and
their victims. The victim resource list can be viewed through the link below. These lists are always being updated so changes
or additions can be added by contacting Dr. Kennedy’s lab at email@example.com
- Comprehensive Assessment Protocol – Through the hard work of many sub-committee members an
extensive assessment of the current management of sex offenders was completed, guided by the CAP protocol provided by CSOM.
The system was assessed in the following areas: Investigation, Prosecution and Disposition; Assessment; Treatment; Reentry;
Supervision; Registration; and, Community Notification.
- Offender Profiles – A current profile of adult and juvenile sex offenders was completed and
presented to the task force.
- GAPS analysis – Through group work, needs were identified by analyzing the information collected
in previous four areas.
- Work Plan – The Task Force is currently identifying solutions and challenges for the management
of sex offenders. The Task Force continues to meet and work on solutions for the following major goal areas: Goal 1: To revise and/or create current judicial policies, legislation
and regulations for adult and juvenile sex offenders; Goal 2: Raise awareness
about the need for funding for the DNA bank evidence; Goal 3: Address the gaps
in juvenile sex offender treatment; Goal 4: Identify gaps in public and systemic
awareness about sex offenders; and, Goal 5: Create offender re-entry
and housing resources.