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