The Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM) is part of the Division of Criminal Justice, under the command of the Colorado Department of Public Safety and administers the Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management Boards and their respective legislatively mandated work.

For domestic violence offender information, please see the Domestic Violence Offender Management section of this site.

In 1992, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation that created a Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) in the Division of Criminal Justice. The SOMB was charged to develop standards and guidelines for the evaluation, treatment, and behavioral monitoring of sex offenders. Currently, the SOMB consists of personnel representing the following domains: the department of corrections, the judicial department, law enforcement, the public defender's office, private criminal defense attorneys, rural and urban county commissioners, clinical polygraph examiners, the department of public safety, district attorneys, department of human services, licensed mental health professionals with expertise in treating sex offenders, the victim services community, and community corrections.

The combined efforts of the Sex Offender Management Board members are focused toward developing a basis for systematic management and treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders. The Standards and Guidelines for the Assessment, Evaluation, Treatment, and Behavioral Monitoring of Adult Sex Offenders were created in 1996. The primary goal of these standards is to improve community safety and protect citizens. The standards were revised in 2008. The standards are based on the best practices known today for managing and treating sex offenders.

 In June of 1999 the standards were revised to include Lifetime Supervision Criteria and Standards for Community Entities That Provide Supervision and Treatment for Adult Sex Offenders Who Have Developmental Disabilities.

In 2002, The Standards and Guidelines for the Evaluation, Assessment, Treatment and Supervision of Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses were published. The Juvenile Standards are based on a victim centered approach and focus on the rehabilitation of the juveniles.

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