Sexual Offender Management Board
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.
This independent 11-member policy board is administratively based within the Idaho Department of Correction, but is not a department of the IDOC. Ten members serve by Gubernatorial appointment and a Judicial representative is appointed by the Judiciary. The board is 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.