Sexual Offender Management Board
Juvenile Sex Offender Management Standards
The standards for adult sexual offender management and provider certification are now in effect. The board has developed standards for juvenile sexual offender management and provider certification.
The proposed juvenile evaluation/evaluator and treatment/treatment provider documents are now available. Proposed IDAPA 57 administrative rules relating to the juvenile standards were published in the September Administrative Bulletin.
You may review the proposed standards as well as information about public hearings on these standards and proposed administrative rules here.
*The comment period on the proposed standards ended November 14, 2014.
The SOMB was formed by legislative action in 2011 to develop, advance and oversee statewide sexual offender management policies and practices. Statutory authority lies within Sections 18-8312 and 18-1814, Idaho Code.
The 10-member board is administratively based within the Idaho Department of Correction, but acts independently from the department. It was charged with setting standards for adult and juvenile psychosexual evaluations and sex offender treatment programs; certifying professionals who conduct pre-sentence psychosexual evaluations, sex offender treatment, and post-conviction sex offender polygraphs that are ordered by the court, IDOC or Commission for Pardons and Parole; providing quality assurance of standards and qualifications; and extablishing protocols for sex offender management and classifiaction.
Any displayed, physical, or unlawful solicitation for sexual conduct with a person who is unwilling or unable to give legal consent is an act of sexual violence.