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The Sex Offender Registry Tool

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Date Published
March 2015
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This fact sheet profiles the Sex Offender Registry Tool (SORT),which is a sex offender management application provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to assist the States in implementing Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) registry system requirements.
The SORT application functions as the State administrative registry system and provides local registration agencies with their own specialized public sex offender registry web site. This is done by providing a State's local jurisdictions with access to a centralized sex offender management system, keeping the State's sex offender registry information up to date. State registry personnel thus have the ability to validate the information entered or modified before it is made available to the public. Local jurisdictions can customize their public web site's design by selecting from six available templates or by creating their own template. The SORT application is designed to improve information-sharing capabilities. Ways in which this is done are outlined in this fact sheet. For a State to get started with the SORT application, it should send a request to the Institute for Intergovernmental Research.

Date Published: March 1, 2015