Forensics: California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB)

Assembly Bill 1015 by Assembly Members Chu and Spitzer, Chapter 338, Statutes of 2006, created a 15 member California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and includes the Chief of the Department of State Hospitals, Sex Offender Commitment Program. The purpose of CASOMB is to serve as a resource for the Legislature and the Governor. CASOMB addresses any issues, concerns, and problems related to the community management of the state’s adult sex offenders, with a goal of safer communities and reduced victimization. CASOMB is required to conduct a thorough assessment of current management practices for adult sex offenders, submit a report of their assessment to the Legislature, and develop recommendations to improve management practices for those offenders.

More information on CASOMB can be found at their website at www.casomb.org.