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Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS) Specification, Version 1.0

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This Service Specification package provides the files and documents necessary for stakeholders to gain an understanding of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Interjurisdictional Relocation Service, and the rules applicable to its implementation; the main components of the Service Specification are the Service Description, along with artifacts and schema folders with related files, and metadata files.


The Service Description Document (SDD) provides stakeholders with all aspects of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS) that are not directly tied to the physical implementation of the Service. SORNA requires a sex offender’s registration jurisdiction to notify the appropriate jurisdiction when the sex offender intends to relocate to a new jurisdiction; to meet that requirement, SIRS provides offender and relocation information, including notifications, between a sending and receiving jurisdiction, the SORNA Exchange Portal, and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) as part of the offender relocation registration process. The SDD lays out the Service overview, including scope, capabilities, real-world effects, security classification, service specification package version, and more; it also provides a primary flow for business scenarios; Service interoperability requirements, including Service assumptions and dependencies, policies and contracts, security, privacy, and other requirements; as well as service model, and behavior action and process models. The SORNA Service Specification Package also provides a number of files for the Notification Service Interface (NSI) and Relocation Service Interface (RSI), service model, various artifacts, and schemas.

Date Published: January 1, 2014