Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Exchange Portal
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. SORNA also requires that jurisdictions share information about the offenders they register more effectively, especially when an offender relocates or is required to register with multiple jurisdictions. To facilitate effective information sharing, the SORNA Exchange Portal was created to serve as the mechanism by which jurisdictions’ sex offender registry officials securely communicate with one another. The SORNA Exchange Portal:
Provides a common environment for all SORNA jurisdictions to share information.
Enables jurisdictions to share contact information in order to make it easier to connect and communicate with the right people about the right issues.
Fosters cooperation among jurisdictions for a collaborative effort to improve public safety.
Includes Offender Relocation Tasks, which provide a system for jurisdictions to notify each other of relocating offenders and/or offenders required to register in more than one jurisdiction.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) serves as the technical assistance provider for the SORNA Exchange Portal through the support of grant awards received from the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. IIR supports the SORNA Exchange Portal by hosting, managing, and enhancing the portal and by providing technical assistance to the state, territory, and tribal government agencies that use it.
For more information, please view the SORNA Exchange Portal fact sheet (PDF) or visit the Sex Offender Registry Tool Web page.