Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System
In September 2010, version 2 of TTSORS was released. Enhancements include
- Full integration with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Exchange Portal.
- Interactive maps that allow users to manually place the map pointer on the location that best represents an address.
- Advanced searching capabilities, which allow jurisdictions to conduct searches based on criteria such as physical descriptors, addresses, vehicle descriptions, and more.
- Many additional improvements designed to make TTSORS a more comprehensive resource for tribes and territories to use to help them achieve SORNA compliance.
The SMART Office recognized that the release of TTSORS, version 2, might cause problems for jurisdictions that have already been using TTSORS and were accustomed to its original functionality. To prepare jurisdictions for the changes, the SMART Office held two webinars in September during which staff demonstrated and explained the new features and enhancements. The webinars proved to be a huge success, with more than 80 participants in the sessions.
To meet the TTSORS training needs, the SMART Office has continued to conduct regional training events, providing the opportunity for tribes and territories to participate in a comprehensive training, with full access to knowledgeable instructors who can help them to gain a better understanding of TTSORS. Since the last newsletter, the SMART Office has held two additional TTSORS regional training eventsone in Billings, Montana, and one in Scottsdale, Arizona. To date, there have been 7 successful training events at which 230 individuals from 125 tribes and 2 territories have been trained.
Realizing the convenience and cost-effectiveness of providing training online, SMART staff have been developing on-demand online training modules on TTSORS, which are expected to be available to the field by early spring. These training modules will help jurisdictions train new users and enhance current users' understanding of the primary functions of TTSORS.
- SMART Funding
In 2011, the SMART Office Program Plan includes continuing support for two grant programs administered by SMART . . . More
- SORNA Exchange Portal and SORT
In August 2010, the SMART Office distributed a technical needs assessment to help it better understand the technical issues . . . More
- Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System
In September 2010, version 2 of TTSORS was released. The SMART Office recognized that because of all of the improvements . . . More
- Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
The SMART Office is making some cosmetic changes to NSOPW that will improve its layout and accessibility . . . More