Submitting Substantial Implementation Packets
As SORNA's final statutory deadline of July 27, 2011, approaches, jurisdictions must submit formal requests to the SMART Office for review of their substantial implementation status. The SMART Office has requested that jurisdictions, whenever possible, submit these requests and supporting documentation (the implementation packet) by April 1, 2011, to provide time for review and discussion, as well as any necessary changes or modifications. However, it is essential that jurisdictions submit their implementation packets to our office by the statutory deadline. Failure to do so will result in a determination that the jurisdiction has not substantially implemented SORNA by the deadline. If a jurisdiction does not intend to substantially implement SORNA by July 27, 2011, we are asking that they submit that in writing to us as well.
Format for Substantial Implementation Submission
A complete substantial implementation packet includes many documents. The SMART Office recommends that this information come in a binder with a table of contents referencing the materials included. Further, the Substantial Implementation Checklist should be included and should refer to the locations in the binder or the specific sections where components can be found. If possible, submitting statutes, codes, policies and procedures, and forms electronically (on disc or thumb drive, or via email) is helpful for quickly relaying comments.
The SMART Office 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. Contact information for this person should be included with the submission.
For more information, see the pages below:
- Submitting Substantial Implementation Materials to the SMART Office.
- SORNA Substantial Implementation Package Submission Guidance for Tribes.
- New Supplemental Guidelines and Checklist
On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice released supplemental guidelines . . More
- Measuring Implementation Costs
As the final implementation deadline for SORNA approaches, . . . More
- Submitting Substantial Implementation Packets
As the final statutory deadline of July 27, 2011, approaches, jurisdictions must submit formal requests to the SMART Office . . 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 . . . 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 . . . More
- 2011 National Workshop
The SMART Office held its 2011 National Workshop on SORNA in the District of Columbia, January 1011. . . . More