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Proposed SORNA Supplemental Guideline on Juveniles Available for Public Comment

April 26, 2016

The Department of Justice has published for public comment the proposed Supplemental Guidelines for Juvenile Registration Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The proposed guideline clarifies how the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) will assess whether a jurisdiction has substantially implemented SORNA’s juvenile registration provisions; the guideline does not affect substantial implementation of SORNA’s registration requirements for adults who sexually offend. The proposed guideline complements programs, such as the Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems program, that OJJDP and SMART share. The public is invited to submit comments by June 10, 2016.


Additional information about the guideline and information on how to submit comments can be found in the Federal Register notice.

Read the recently published “SMART Summary: Prosecution, Transfer, and Registration of Serious Juvenile Sex Offenders.”

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