Multimedia & Publications
- What Do We Know About Sexual Offending and Sex Offender Management and Treatment?
The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) hosted this webinar series based on the SMART Office's Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI) report. The webinars are designed to provide policymakers and practitioners with trustworthy, up-to-date information they can use to identify and implement what works to combat sexual offending and prevent sexual victimization. There are nine (9) webinars focusing on the following topics:
• The Effectiveness of Treatment for Adult Sex Offenders
• Adult Sex Offender Management & Juvenile Registration
• Adult Typologies
• Adult Risk Assessment and Adult Recidivism
• Juvenile Etiology and Typologies
• Juvenile Treatment
• Juvenile Risk Assessment & Juvenile Recidivism
• Incidence and Prevalence and Adult Etiology
• Internet-Facilitated Sexual Offending
SMART Watch is SMART’s newsletter, highlighting ongoing activities, resources, funding opportunities, and upcoming events.
- SMART Watch Dispatch, September 2016
Read about Juvenile Sex Offender Registration, including discussion on the Supplemental Guidelines for Juvenile Registration under SORNA, which was finalized in August 2016.
- SMART Watch Dispatch, February 2016
Read about International Megan's Law, key provisions and practical implications.
- SMART Watch Dispatch, January 2016
Read about Enhanced Sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) and the potential impact on SORNA implementation.
- SMART Watch Dispatch, April 2015
Learn more about SMART's recently appointed Director, Luis C.deBaca.
- SMART Watch Dispatch, March 2015
Read SMART's Case Digest on State v. Shale. Learn more about the policy implications of the Washington State Supreme Court decision as it relates to tribal and state jurisdiction over sex offenders and prosecuting failure to register cases.
- SMART Watch Dispatch, December 2014
Read SMART's Case Digest on United States v. Michael Bryant, Jr. The Ninth Circuit Court decision raised concerns regarding the future use of tribal court convictions in federal proceedings. Learn more about the SORNA implications and policy considerations.
- SMART Watch, Summer 2014
Read about SMART Office highlights, SORNA implementation, the International Tracking of Sex Offenders Working Group, new staff members and fellowship positions, new and updated tools, recent grant programs, and substantial implementation efforts in Indian Country.
- SMART Watch, Spring 2013
Read about SORNA implementation, the reallocation of penalized Byrne JAG funds, International Tracking of Sex Offenders, and provides updates on funding availability, technology, and information for Indian Country.
- SMART Watch, Spring 2012
Read about SORNA implementation, the reallocation of penalized Byrne JAG funds, International Tracking of Sex Offenders, funding news, new SMART Office staff, the office’s Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative, as well as technology updates and new information for Indian Country.
- SMART Watch, Spring 2011
Read about new supplemental guidelines and a revised implementation checklist, measuring implementation costs, submitting implementation packets, failing to substantially implement SORNA, tracking offenders leaving and entering the country, and the 2011 National Workshop.
- SMART Watch, Summer 2010
Since the last issue of SMART Watch, the SMART Office has added staff, increased outreach efforts, and issued a series of documents to provide further definition, guidance, and direction to SORNA jurisdictions. Additionally, supplemental guidelines have been proposed that address, among other things, public notification of juveniles adjudicated delinquent for serious sex crimes, posting of sex offender information (e.g., email addresses, Internet identifiers), and reporting of international travel requirements. This issue of SMART Watch highlights these new developments and provides an update on the status of SORNA implementation in the registration jurisdictions.
- SMART Watch, Winter 2010
This issue of SMART Watch provides tips and resources to help jurisdictions move toward substantial implementation, focusing on issues relating to information sharing and the complex area of tribal-state communications. This newsletter also contains a "Spotlight on Indian Country" section that offers additional guidance and resources for the 197 tribes that are preparing for substantial implementation of SORNA.
- SMART Watch, Summer 2009
This issue of SMART Watch addresses several challenges that jurisdictions are encountering, including offense tiering, juvenile registration and notification, and retroactivity.
- SMART Watch, Winter 2009
SMART’s Winter 2009 newsletter includes a discussion of myth versus fact in the implementation of SORNA, as well as additional information on offenses that jurisdictions must include under SORNA.
- SMARTWatch Receives MarCom Award, November 2008
- SMART Watch, Summer 2008
The inaugural issue of SMART Watch provides background information about SORNA and the SMART Office, and introduces a variety of resources available to jurisdictions responsible for implementing SORNA.
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)
A guide on SORNA implementation in Indian Country
The SMART Office developed this guide to assist tribal jurisdictions in implementing or continuing implementation of SORNA. It provides a comprehensive overview of SORNA’s requirements and serves as a job aid for sex offender registration personnel in Indian Country. It includes step-by-step direction on how to complete certain tasks and links to helpful templates and guidance documents.
SMART Summary Reports
Global Overview of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Systems
In addition to the United States, there are 29 countries that have enacted sex offender registration laws and over a dozen countries currently considering doing the same. This SMART Summary provides a snapshot of the sex offender registration and notification laws in each of the countries that have enacted such provisions. Statutory references, where available, are provided.
Prosecution, Transfer, and Registration of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders
This overview discusses the various approaches to prosecuting juveniles who commit serious sex offenses and provides a breakdown of states with accompanying strategies. It also includes relevant discussions of:
- • Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility
- • Legislative Waiver
- • Prosecutorial Waiver
- • Judicial Waiver
- • Sex Offender Registration
- • Public Registry Website Posting
- SMART Summary: Prosecution, Transfer, and Registration of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders
- International Tracking of Sex Offenders Working Group White Paper
- Global Overview of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Systems
- A Practitioner's Guide to the Adam Walsh Act
- The SMART Office: Open for Business
- Sex Offender Registry Laws: From Jacob Wetterling to Adam Walsh
- NSOPW Fact Sheet
- Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Offending (Part I)
- Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Offending (Part II)
- Etiology of Adult Sexual Offending
- Adult Sex Offender Typologies
- Internet-Facilitated Sexual Offending
- Recidivism of Adult Sexual Offenders
- Adult Sex Offender Risk Assessment
- The Effectiveness of Treatment for Adult Sexual Offenders
- Adult Sex Offender Management Strategies
- Etiology and Typologies of Juveniles Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
- Recidivism of Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses
- Assessment of Risk for Sexual Reoffense in Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses
- Effectiveness of Treatment for Juveniles Who Sexually Offend
- Registration and Notification for Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses