2010 Workshop and Symposium

The SMART Office will hold its 2010 National Workshop on Adam Walsh Act Implementation and the National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability from May 18 to 20 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. This year's theme is "Information Sharing." The symposium will feature presentations for sex offender registry officials, probation and parole officers, treatment experts, tribal representatives, prosecutors, and practitioners on how to effectively monitor, register, track, and manage sex offenders.

The symposium will include various presentations, from sessions highlighting law enforcement resources for tracking offenders to an in-depth presentation on sex offender behavior. Concurrent presentations will be spread across three tracks:

  • Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM): Principles in Practice will feature methods of implementing CASOM in sex offender management practices.
  • Indian Country will highlight issues of implementation, including Indian Country's ability to capture and share information on its sex offenders. In addition, this track will include information on forensic interviewing and other victim-related issues in Indian Country.
  • Policy and Other Considerations will likewise cover matters of information sharing by and between registration jurisdictions and will include updates on sex offender-related research and the work of the Office of Justice Programs regarding sex offenders.

The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Erin Runnion, a surviving parent and Founding Director of The Joyful Child Foundation, on the community-based programs that the foundation has developed to protect children from sexual predators.

Registration for this year's conference is free of charge.

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