Stephanie Carrigg serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the SMART Office for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Ms. Carrigg assesses sex offender registration and notification management systems in states and tribal jurisdictions to determine substantial implementation of Title I of the Adam Walsh Act, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Ms. Carrigg is the team lead on reviewing and disseminating federal and state sex offender registration case law. She also provides training on sex offender registration and notification to federal, state, tribal and local government agencies.
Ms. Carrigg previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the SMART Office from April 2009–December 2012. Prior to rejoining the SMART staff, Ms. Carrigg was an Assistant General Counsel for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). As an Assistant General Counsel, Ms. Carrigg handled a variety of employment, ethics, privacy and tort matters. In addition, Ms. Carrigg served as a legal advisor to CSOSA’s Sex Offense Registry Unit, which handles the registration of all District sex offenders.
Ms. Carrigg previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. As an Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Carrigg prosecuted juvenile cases and represented the District in post-adjudication juvenile matters. In addition, Ms. Carrigg was a staff attorney at the National District Attorneys’ Association’s (NDAA) National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center as well as at NDAA’s Drug Prosecution and Prevention Program.
Ms. Carrigg served as a law clerk to the Honorable William I. Cowin of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, in History and American Studies from Boston College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Carrigg received her J.D., with honors in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, from Boston University School of Law, where she was a member of the Public Interest Law Journal. A Massachusetts native, Ms. Carrigg is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars.