Tom Tobin, CEO of Sharper Future, has resigned from the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) where he served as Vice Chairman for more than two years. Although no reason was given for his resignation, a growing number of complaints had been made that his participation on the board was at least an appearance of a conflict of interest because the company he leads provides counseling services to registrants.
Sharper Future is a subdivision of Pacific Forensic Psychology Associates, a California corporation, which Tobin also leads. Both organizations have been awarded multiple contracts by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation which is also represented on CASOMB.
Sharper Future has offices in five different California locations near Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
After Tobin’s resignation, there are a total of five vacancies on CASOMB including a representative from the Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. That vacancy has existed for more than a year and has resulted in an absence of a criminal defense perspective on that board.