U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Implementation Documents

All Implementation Documents

The SMART Office has developed a series of documents related to Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). These documents provide further definition, guidance, and direction on a number of topics to assist jurisdictions with the implementation of SORNA. Jurisdictions should use these documents, along with the statute (P.L. 109-248) and any guidelines and regulations issued by the Attorney General, when developing legislation and policies to substantially implement SORNA.

SORNA implementation documents address the following topics:

  1. Substantial Implementation of SORNA
  2. Byrne JAG Grant Reductions under SORNA
  3. In Person Verification
  4. Community Notification Requirements of SORNA
  5. Using Risk Assessment Under SORNA
  6. Determination of Residence, Homeless Offenders and Transient Workers
  7. Text of Registration Offense
  8. Military Convictions Under SORNA
  9. Fingerprints and Palm Prints
  10. Registering Tribal Convictions under SORNA
  11. State and Tribal Information Sharing
  12. Clarification of Registration Jurisdictional Issues
  13. Tribal Election, Delegation to the State and Right of Access
  14. Information Required for Notice of International Travel
  15. Juvenile Registration and Notification Requirements Under SORNA

To download all of the documents, click here.