2009 National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability

The SMART Office is pleased to announce that this year's symposium is being held in Houston, Texas, from April 21–23, 2009. The symposium is expected to draw more than 800 participants from around the country.

There is no registration fee.

What Is Being Covered?

The symposium will encompass both plenary and breakout sessions with three tracks:

  • Policy.
  • Law Enforcement and Supervision.
  • Indian Country.

Presentations will cover a wide range of topics related to sex offender management, as well as implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The SMART Office also will be showcasing the redesigned Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals in the field should attend, including:

  • Law enforcement officials.
  • Parole officers.
  • Probation officers.
  • Federal, state, and local prosecutors.
  • Tribal leaders.
  • Sex offender monitoring officials.
  • Sex offender registry technical personnel.
  • SORNA policy advisors.

Where Can I Find Out More?

Find out more about the symposium here.

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