THE MASSACHUSETTS COALITION
FOR SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT (MCSOM)

Our Mission is to promote public safety and health by improving the effectiveness of sex offender management in Massachusetts and increasing the public's understanding of sexual abuse and exploitation. MCSOM fosters public and private interagency relationships to develop and promote effective policy and practice in the areas of sex offender assessment, identification, enforcement, supervision, treatment, sentencing, registration, incarceration, community education, and victim advocacy. 

Background

MCSOM was formed in 1997 by a group of senior managers from the Department of Correction, the Massachusetts Parole Board, the Office of the Commissioner of Probation, and Justice Resource Institute, as part of a pilot program of the U.S. Department of Justice Programs through the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM). MCSOM was selected by CSOM as one of 10 national resource sites. Since its inception, MCSOM has broadened into a multi-disciplinary membership of public agencies and private organizations vested with an interest in effective sex offender management. MCSOM continues to utilize the data and experiences of its membership and other stakeholders to identify needs and to develop and promote effective strategies.