Marnie Dollinger is a senior policy advisor in Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. She assists states, the principal U.S. territories, and eligible Indian tribes in adopting the standards set out in the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Additionally, Ms. Dollinger is the team lead in matters related to sex offender risk assessment, organizational sexual abuse in religion and sport and re-entry for sex offenders in tribal communities.
Prior to joining the SMART Office in 2015, Ms. Dollinger was a behavioral analyst with the U.S. Marshals Service Behavioral Analysis Unit at the National Sex Offender Targeting Center. As a behavioral analyst, she provided behavioral investigative advice in the assessment of unknown subject sexual crimes and the location and apprehension of fugitive sexual offenders under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. She specialized in cold case crime scene reconstruction and its application to the behavioral motivations of violent offenders.
Before her work with the Department of Justice, Ms. Dollinger was a state program administrative director for the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, which serves civilly committed sexual offenders on two campuses. In her role, she served as both the director of behavioral analysis and a clinical supervisor, providing assessment, treatment planning, behavioral intervention planning and administrative security and policy.
In addition to working in the field of sex offender management, Ms. Dollinger received a master’s degree in forensic science from National University in San Diego and dedicated much of her early career to death and crime scene reconstruction and forensic toxicology.