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Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)

Sex Offenders in the Community: Post-Release, Registration, Notification and Residency Restrictions

May 2010

The management of sexual offenders in the community post-release is an issue of increasing concern to law enforcement, policymakers and the public. In recent years, efforts to strengthen registration and notification have been enhanced. At the same time, comparatively little attention has been paid to related matters, such as how residency restrictions may impact offenders' efforts to find stable work and living arrangements once they are released from prison, whether rates of recidivism have changed, and whether these policies increase the safety of potential victims.

NIJ FY 14 Information Sharing and Its Effect on Tracking Sex Offenders and Community Awareness: Examining a Key Function of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

Closing Date

In collaboration with the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), NIJ seeks creative and innovative proposals for research that examines how information sharing, a key function of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), may have evolved since its implementation. Specifically, NIJ is interested in assessing how information sharing has changed how criminal justice agents (e.g., law enforcement, public...