SOMB Training

SOMB Monthly Online Lunch & Learns


SOMB Lunch and Learn Webinar: Adult and Juvenile Standards Booster 

General Information

Lunch and Learns are web-based one-hour monthly trainings over the lunch hour hosted by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and the Division of Criminal Justice. They are intended to assist approved treatment providers, evaluators and polygraph examiners who are under the SOMB purview with the implementation of the Standards and provide technical assistance on specific case challenges. Our staff tries to partner with other subject matter experts in the field for these discussions and appreciates the collaboration that takes place.

This is an opportunity for our approved providers to:

  • Be updated as to recent events at the Board meeting.
  • Obtain the most current information regarding changes to the Standards and Guidelines.
  • Discuss implementation of those Standards and Guidelines in your community and within your teams.
  • To identify challenges to your work and learn from peers how they are managing similar challenges.
  • Obtain technical assistance from staff.

Approved providers that attend a lunch and learn are able to receive a training credit by participating in a content-based post-training survey. A recording of the lunch and learn can be accessed by other providers to be viewed on their own time, however, they will not be able to receive training credit. Topics covered in 2020 were: Probation Terms & Conditions, Polygraph, SOMB Purview, Section 4.0, and Working within MDT/CSTs. Topics covered in 2021 were: How to Write Treatment Plans, Responding to Deceptive Polygraph Results, and Working with DD/ID Clients. Some of the topics covered have been: Roles of a Victim rep on the CST/MDTs, Continuity of Care, Child Contact, Revisions to Juvenile Standards Updates, Polygraph, New Probation Terms and Conditions, SOMB purview, and variance process.

If you are an approved treatment provider and would like to listen to the lunch and learn recording or your stakeholder group is interested in a webinar covering any of these topics, please contact us.

Specialized Training

Advanced Series Training - February 4, 2022

Trainer: Jacenta Irlanda, MA, LPC, ATR

Sexual offense specific treatment and domestic violence are often heteronormative and are structured specifically for white cisgender heterosexual male clients. As a result, clients who do not have those identities tend to face difficult challenges and hardships in navigating therapeutic spaces. Holding Space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations is about understanding intersectional identities that show up in the therapeutic space, building an awareness of power dynamics and our own identities as mental health providers, and developing cultural humility. The beginning of the training will cover the importance of language use, understanding terminology, as cultural and identity dynamics. There will be time to learn about the barriers that show up in therapy with this population and how to navigate those barriers as a therapist. Further along in the training, participants will have a chance to discuss case scenarios and how to tackle difficult conversations with co-workers, peers and other team members relating to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations. By the end of the session, participants will be able to have a foundation of what it means to hold space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations in therapeutic settings.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding terminology relating to LGBTQIA, whitewashing, and cultural dynamics
  • Discuss and identify the barriers in sexual offense/domestic violence specific treatment for LGBTQIA and BIPOC populations
  • Understand intersectional identities that show up in the therapeutic space and evaluations and the power dynamics in the therapeutic relationship that are present
  • Learn ways to support yourself and peers when discussing social justice issues with others
  • Develop a foundation to further learning and growth when working with these populations, how to continue growth outside of the training
  • Develop understanding through discussing case scenarios and examples

WHEN: Friday, February 4, 2022
TIME: 8:30am - 4:00pm
COST: $10.00

Register Here

Specialized Trainer Application - Apply Now

The SOMB and DVOMB are assembling a catalog of possible training resources on specific and specialized areas that can be offered annually. We plan to sponsor and list trainings on the website that allows individuals to register for a particular training. Once enough individuals have registered for that training, our office will contract with the trainer, schedule the training, and notify those registered. Examples of some specific and specialized trainings include but are not limited to, female offenders, LGBT+ offenders, psychopathy, etc.

If you are an experienced trainer and would like to be considered for the 2021 year, please fill out this training application and email it back to us. Even if you are not an experienced presenter, we are here to help you! Please fill out the form and submit it to us. We want to help professionals in our field grow and share their knowledge and expertise. 

This form is intended for individuals who possess expertise in specialized areas that are relevant to the domestic violence and sex offense management fields. Submission of this form does not guarantee any contractual agreement with the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM). Rather, if selected, the ODVSOM may consider and choose to advertise training events based on interest, registration, cost, and availability. 


We are aware that our stakeholders have been looking for VASOR-2/SOTIPS and J-SOAP Risk Assessment Trainings. We are planning to host these trainings virtually at the beginning of 2022, however, in the interest of due diligence in our spending of resources we want to make sure we have solid interest. Below you will find registration links for these risk assessment trainings online. Once we receive a significant number of interested providers, we will work on details for the training such as date and time. Keep in mind, these are engaging, hands-on online trainings for SOMB approved treatment providers, evaluators, polygraph examiners, and supervision officers. Space is limited.

J-SOAP II Training

The Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (J-SOAP-II) is a checklist whose purpose is to aid in the systematic review of risk factors that have been identified in the professional literature as being associated with sexual and criminal offending. It is designed to be used with boys in the age range of 12 to 18 who have been adjudicated for sexual offenses, as well as non-adjudicated youth with a history of sexually coercive behavior. This workshop will review sexual development and offending among adolescents. Effective interventions will be discussed both in the framework of risk-need-responsivity as well as typologies. This training was designed for treatment providers, evaluators and supervising officer as participants will learn how to accurately score the JSOAP-II and how to use the information in treatment and case planning.

CEU: 6 Hours


VASOR-2/SOTIPS Booster Training

Addressing criminogenic needs is critical for risk and recidivism reduction. The VASOR-2 and SOTIPS risk assessments help clinicians and community supervision professionals identify a client’s criminogenic needs when working with an adult sex offender caseload, which will then inform the client’s supervision and treatment. In this course, learners will review static and dynamic risk factors as they relate to sexual recidivism. Using the VASOR-2 and SOTIPS, learners who have previously taken the introduction to the VASOR-2 and SOTIPS training will enhance their skills by scoring additional case studies to interpret risk levels. Learners will gain deeper insight into the scoring of the assessments and how to interpret risk levels to maximize their case and treatment planning with a focus on risk reduction and enhancing protective factors.

This is an interactive training and space is extremely limited. You must strictly adhere to the ODVSOM Training Policy if you plan to attend this training.

Who should attend: an approved treatment provider, evaluator, probation or parole officer who has taken the VASOR/SOTIPS training previously and has been actively using the tools.



Rebooting Our Approach: A Framework for Addressing Teenagers' Use of Sexual Digital Media

As a result of greater access to the Internet and its ever-expanding resources, individuals, especially adolescents, are at risk of being exposed to inaccurate, and in some cases, dangerous sexual content. The proposed presentation will provide those interacting with adolescents with a helpful framework for addressing the intersection of technology and sexuality with youth. For instance, attendees will learn about the potential risk and benefits that the Internet offers regarding sexual education, why adolescents’ development and neurobiology places them at greater risk of unsafe online behavior, key resources that can help frame the issue for adults, and emerging interventions designed to address such issues with teenagers and help facilitate their growth as responsible digital citizens.  Learn more...

Date/Cost:  This is an online training based on interest. Given the uncertain circumstances around the COVID19 pandemic, there is a slight chance this training might occur in person. Once we have a group of 50 interested individuals registered, our office will finalize details on the date and cost of the training. 

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Evaluating Individuals Charged with Child Pornography Possession

Presentation attendees will be supplied with information covering a brief historical overview of child pornography possession, rates of offending, technology that underlies the sharing of such material, and emerging practices in the assessment of CPP. Presenters will review the developing theories concerning CPP, including whether child pornography possession is a variation of traditional sexual offending or represents a different manifestation of risky sexual behavior.  Learn more...

Date/Cost:  This is an online training based on interest. Given the uncertain circumstances around the COVID19 pandemic, there is a slight chance this training might occur in person. Once we have a group of 50 interested individuals registered, our office will finalize details on the date and cost of the training. 

Register Now  

Policy and Certificates

How to Complete Online Pre-Recorded Webinars

Directions on how to complete online pre-recorded webinars:

  • Register via an Eventbrite link provided.
  • Once you register for the training, you will receive a confirmation email.
  • In the confirmation email, you will find a link to a pre-test that you will need to take
  • At the end of that pre-test (right before you click SUBMIT), you will see a link to the pre-recorded webinar.
  • Copy and paste the link into a separate window on your browser and continue to submit the pre-test.
  • Once you watch the pre-recorded webinar, please send an email to Adrienne Corday at to get a link to a post-survey. The post-survey will have a certificate of completion. 

Training Policy

Read our Updated Training Conduct Policy


Request for Accommodations

For questions about accessibility or to request special accommodations please contact Adrienne Corday at We kindly request at least one week's advance notice of any needed accommodations. 

Certificate of Completion

Contact Us to receive your certificate of completion.


Sex Offender Management - Various Courses Available by Request

FORMAT: In-person presentation to groups of 20+

LENGTH: Varies depending on course

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: Agencies that deal with sex offenders, community corrections, law enforcement, and parents, school staff or community members

REGISTER: Request a training by contacting Adrienne Corday at A group of 20+ is required to schedule a training.

DESCRIPTION: The Office of Sex Offender Management can provide the following training upon request from an agency:

  • Adult and Juvenile Standards Booster Training
  • Clinical Supervision Community Education
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Community Education
  • Community Notification
  • Evaluation Guidelines and Intervention Options Matrix for sexual offenders who meet the definition based upon a current non-sex crime, and a history of sex crime conviction or adjudication 
  • Evaluation, Treatment, and MDT Collaboration
  • Federal Sex Offender Legislation, including The Adam Walsh Act
  • Informed Supervision
  • Informed Supervision in Schools
  • Introduction to Adult Standards
  • Introduction to Juvenile Standards
  • Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT)
  • Residence and Zoning Restrictions
  • Role of the Victim Advocate in a MDT/CST
  • Section 5.7- Contact With Children
  • Sex Offender 101 (Community Corrections and Law Enforcement)
  • Sex Offender Management Board Development and Review
  • Sex Offender Management Policy and Research
  • Sex Offenders and Suicide
  • "Sexting: Balancing the Law, Teens, Technology, and Bad Choices" (Training for professionals, parents, and/or youth)
  • Sexually Violent Predators
  • Shared Living Arrangements
  • Your Role in Empowering the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Clarification Process

Offender Management Advanced Training Series Courses

FORMAT: Classroom

LENGTH: Varies

COST: Free

AUDIENCE: Adult and Juvenile treatment providers and others who work with offenders

DESCRIPTION: The Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) offer periodic, advanced training series courses throughout the year. These offerings change each year and additional offerings are scheduled throughout the year, so please check back for current and upcoming offerings.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Adrienne Corday at

SVP and Community Notification Training

SVP Community Notification for law enforcement (pre-recorded webinar)

Instructional Video on how to use the Sexually Violent Predator Assessment Screening Instrument (SVPASI)

Criteria Protocols and Procedures for Community Notification