Office of Justice Programs

Laura L. Rogers, Director

Laura L. Rogers was sworn in as Director of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, Department of Justice on January 4, 2018.

As Director, Laura leads the staff to administer the standards of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) for the 50 states, five principal U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and approximately 160 tribes.

Prior to returning to SMART in 2018, Ms. Rogers was a prosecutor for over 10 years in the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, specializing in child homicide and sexual abuse. In 1999, she moved to the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, where she trained child abuse professionals on prosecuting child abuse cases. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Ms. Rogers as the first director of the SMART Office, where she implemented the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. In 2009, she served as deputy director of the criminal law division of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General, director of the Navy's Litigation Track and legal advisor of the Navy's Sexual Assault Prevention Training Program. She founded the National Institute for Training Child Abuse Professionals, served on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops National Review Board and is on the Philadelphia Archdiocese Review Board on sexual abuse and pastoral conduct.

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