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National Conference on Sex Offender Registries: Proceedings of a BJS/Search Conference

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Date Published
May 1998
128 pages
This report presents the proceedings of a conference designed to provide States with tools to implement effective sex- offender registration and notification programs mandated under Federal legislation; the conference also provided a forum where representatives from a number of States could exchange ideas and compare experiences.

Contains the presentations made at the National Conference on Sex Offender Registries sponsored in August 1997 by BJS and SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. Included are presentations and materials by Federal, State and local governmental representatives, administrators, and researchers. The conference is the latest in the series of national conferences sponsored by BJS addressing issues related to criminal record data quality, identification, domestic violence, and sex offenders. This document provides background for the National Sex Offender Registry Assistance Program for FY 1998, announced in the Federal Register on March 27 to fund State sex offender registries.

Date Published: May 1, 1998