SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT: Survey of States and Territories on Implementation of the Act (GAO-13-234SP, February 2013), an E-supplement to GAO-13-211

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Background

This e-supplement is a companion to our report titled, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Jurisdictions Face Challenges to Implementing the Act, and Stakeholders Report Positive and Negative Effects (GAO-13-211). The purpose of this e-supplement is to provide information from GAO's Web-based survey of state sex offender registration and notification offices about their efforts to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), challenges associated with doing so, and perspectives on the effects of the law in their jurisdictions.

The survey was administered to officials identified as being responsible for implementing the act in the 50 states, five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the District of Columbia. For reporting purposes, we use the term jurisdictions to refer to all offices surveyed. We received completed responses from 52 of 56 jurisdictions. This e-supplement includes the questions asked and a summary of the answers given. Responses to open-ended questions requiring a narrative response are not included in this document. See the full report (GAO-13-211) for a more detailed discussion of our objectives, scope, and methodology.

We conducted our work from January 2012 through February 2013 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives.

Contents

Page Name Questionnaire Results
Section 1: Status of SORNA Implementation and SMART Office Review View View
Status of SORNA Implementation and SMART Office Review (cont'd) View View
Section 2: Challenges Regarding SORNA Implementation View View
Challenges Regarding SORNA Implementation (cont'd) View View
Section 3: Effects of SORNA Implementation View View
Section 4: Tracking Sex Offenders Entering or Leaving the U.S. View View
Tracking Sex Offenders Entering or Leaving the U.S. (cont'd) View View
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Contact

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