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Substantial Implementation (SORNA)

Recognizing a Decade of Progress at SMART

Luis C. Debaca

For the past 10 years, the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) has been at the forefront of implementing effective practices to register and manage sex offenders.

This summer, we'll be recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. This legislation, named after the 6-year-old boy whose senseless murder led to increased public...

Substantial Implementation

SORNA Substantial Implementation

Training and Technical Assistance. The SMART Office can provide training and technical assistance to states, tribes and territories working toward or maintaining substantial implementation of SORNA. Assistance can be provided onsite, via conference calls or webinar and through training events. To request technical assistance from the SMART Office, please fill out this request form and email it to [email protected] or call 202-514-4689...

SORNA Substantial Implementation Update

The SMART Office has received and reviewed a tremendous amount of information and material from the States, territories, and the District of Columbia about their progress toward substantial implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 42 U.S.C. § 16925(a) (Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006). To date, the SMART Office has received and reviewed full...

SORNA: State and Tribal Information Sharing

Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), requires that jurisdictions share information within their jurisdictions as well as with other registration jurisdictions (see 34 U.S.C. § 20913 (c) and 34 U.S.C. § 20923 (b) (3)). Because of the unique nature of criminal justice coordination between states and tribes, collaboration is encouraged...

Byrne JAG Grant Reductions Under SORNA

34 U.S.C. § 20927(a) sets forth a penalty for jurisdictions that fail to substantially implement Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA):

For any fiscal year after the end of the period for implementation, a jurisdiction that fails, as determined by the Attorney General, to substantially implement this title shall not...

SMART Workshops

The Justice Department’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) recently held its 2014 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Workshops Jan. 22-23 and Feb. 25-26, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C.

"Our primary mission is to help our state, tribal, and territorial partners meet their responsibilities for registering, tracking and notifying communities about sex offenders," said Acting...

Submitting Substantial Implementation Materials to the SMART Office

In order for the SMART Office to determine whether a SORNA jurisdiction has "substantially implemented" the minimum requirements of SORNA, the jurisdiction must submit an implementation package to the SMART Office for review. The SMART Office Senior Policy Advisor assigned to the review must be able to contact a designee from the jurisdiction who can answer questions, complete omissions and make corrections to the submission...

2018 AWA/SORNA

2018-AW-BX-0041
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2018
$400,000