SORNA Checklist

The SMART Office has revised the SORNA Substantial Implementation Checklist, which was first issued in summer 2008. As it has been put into practice, we have discovered ways in which to improve its utility for jurisdictions. This revised checklist streamlines and simplifies SORNA's basic requirements in an easy-to-use format, with a particular emphasis on information sharing—one of SORNA's primary goals.

The revised checklist makes two substantive changes to the previous version:

  • Sex Trafficking of Children by Force, Fraud, or Coercion (18 U.S.C. 1591) was incorrectly listed as a Tier I Offense on the first version of the checklist; it is a Tier II Offense.
  • The Kids Act of 2008 (42 U.S.C. § 16915a & b.) amended the SORNA provisions of the Adam Walsh Act by adding Internet identifiers as items that are not permitted to be displayed on sex offender public websites.

We encourage jurisdictions to use this revised checklist as a part of the implementation process. Please note that the checklist does not contain every one of SORNA's requirements; jurisdictions should work closely with their assigned policy advisors throughout the implementation process to ensure that all the necessary issues for substantial implementation are addressed.

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