2011 National Workshop

The SMART Office held its 2011 National Workshop on the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) in the District of Columbia, January 10–11. Despite the harsh weather conditions in the region, more than 400 registry officials, law enforcement personnel, tribal representatives, and practitioners attended the conference. This year's workshop provided jurisdictional representatives with training as well as an overview of SMART Office resources made available to help them work toward SORNA's July 27, 2011, substantial implementation deadline.

The workshop included six sessions:

  • Information-sharing requirements and procedures for when an offender travels to a different jurisdiction.

  • Measuring the cost of implementing SORNA.

  • Resources and grant funding available through the SMART Office.

  • Implementation updates.

  • Implications of the deadline for SORNA registration jurisdictions.

  • The Tribal Law and Order Act.

In addition to presentations and discussions related to SORNA by SMART Office senior policy advisors and grant managers, tribal and state officials were provided the opportunity to discuss how collaboration will assist the tribes with SORNA implementation. On the second day of the workshop, tribal representatives were provided information about SORNA and how to apply for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant funding.

Planning for our 2012 symposium is already underway. Check our Symposium Website often for information about the 2012 event.

  • New Supplemental Guidelines and Checklist
    On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice released supplemental guidelines . .  arrow More
  • Measuring Implementation Costs
    As the final implementation deadline for SORNA approaches,  . . .  arrow More
  • Submitting Substantial Implementation Packets
    As the final statutory deadline of July 27, 2011, approaches, jurisdictions must submit formal requests to the SMART Office . .  arrow More
  • Failure To Implement SORNA
    States and territories (and the District of Columbia) that fail to substantially implement SORNA by the July 27, 2011, deadline face a 10-percent annual reduction . . .  arrow More
  • Tracking Offenders Departing and Entering the Country
    When SORNA was enacted, the U.S. Department of Justice was tasked with creating a tracking system for sex offenders . . .  arrow More
  • 2011 National Workshop
    The SMART Office held its 2011 National Workshop on SORNA in the District of Columbia, January 10–11.  . . .  arrow More