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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • Thursday, May 6, 2010
  • ojp.gov
  • Office of Justice Programs
  • Contact: Kara McCarthy
  • (202) 307-1241

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FOURTH JURISDICTION TO IMPLEMENT SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT

WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice today announced that the State of Delaware has substantially implemented the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Delaware joins the State of Ohio, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation as jurisdictions that have substantially implemented SORNA.

The State of Delaware has been actively working with the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) to meet the requirements of SORNA.

The SMART Office will hold its National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability May 18–20 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Ore. The theme of this year’s symposium is "Information Sharing," which is the main goal of the Adam Walsh Act. The symposium will feature presentations for sex offender registry officials, law enforcement personnel (including probation and parole officers), tribal representatives, prosecutors, and practitioners to help them more effectively monitor, register, track, and manage sex offenders.

Additional information about the SMART Office can be found at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart.

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at https://ojp.gov.