Sexual Offender Management Board
New Sex Offender Management Standards
The board has finalized their standards for adult sexual offender management and provider certification.
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.