New Supplemental Guidelines and Checklist
On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice released supplemental guidelines for SORNA. The latest version of the substantial implementation checklist reflects changes authorized by these supplemental guidelines. arrow More

Measuring Implementation Costs
As the final implementation deadline for SORNA approaches, the SMART Office has been working on new ways to assist registration jurisdictions as they work toward implementation. arrow More

Submitting Substantial Implementation Packets
As the final statutory deadline of July 27, 2011, approaches, jurisdictions must submit formal requests to the SMART Office for review of their substantial implementation status. arrow 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 in Byrne Justice Assistance Grant funds. arrow 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 who depart and reenter the United States. arrow More

2011 National Workshop
The SMART Office held its 2011 National Workshop on SORNA in the District of Columbia, January 10–11. arrow More