On December 8, 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) published regulations regarding the implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”). The new regulations are notable for their emphasis on the responsibility of individuals with prior sex offense convictions to ensure compliance with Federal SORNA even where relevant state registration schemes maintain different requirements.
In light of the new regulations, and with the assistance of a number of attorneys and academics working in this area, SOLPRC has prepared a short guide to assist legal practitioners representing potential registrants. SOLPRC will endeavor to update this guide with additional information and sources as more information emerges regarding the new regulations, including relevant legal challenges and federal enforcement. We invite attorneys working on registry legal issues to reach out to us with feedback, legal updates, or suggested areas of development to help us keep this guide accurate and up to date.
SOLPRC’s – “SORNA 2022: Guide for Practitioners to New Federal SORNA Regulations Effective January 7, 2022” – last updated May 2, 2022