Office of Justice Programs

SORNA 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
  2. Byrne JAG Reductions
  3. In-Person Verification
  4. Community Notification
  5. Risk Assessment
  6. Homeless and Transient Offenders
  7. Text of the Registration Offense
  8. Military Offense Registration
  9. Fingerprints and Palm Prints
  10. Tribal Convictions
  11. State and Tribal Information Sharing
  12. Tribal Jurisdiction
  13. Tribal Election, Delegation to the State, and Right of Access
  14. Notice of International Travel
  15. Juvenile Offenders

To download all of the documents, click here.

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