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SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: State of Oregon - Revised

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This report by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) presents the findings of the SMART review of compliance with the provisions of the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) by the state of Oregon.
In January 2018, at the request of the Oregon State Police, the SMART Office initiated a review of recent updates to Oregon’s sex offender registration laws and policies. This review by the SMART Office focused on relevant Oregon statutes, policies, and public registry website information. The Oregon State Police provided additional information about the state’s sex offender laws and associated policies. SMART’s review of the relevant statutes and related materials followed the outline of the SMART Substantial Implementation Checklist-Revised, which contains 14 sections that address the SORNA requirements. For each checklist section, the review indicates whether Oregon meets the SORNA requirements of that section or deviates from the requirement in some way. Although deviations prevent full implementation of SORNA, if a deviation does not disserve a SORNA requirement, substantial implementation is credited to Oregon. The overall conclusion of this review of Oregon’s compliance with SORNA is that the state has not substantially implemented SORNA. Oregon is encouraged to focus on the sections of the checklist where the state has not substantially met SORNA’s requirements. Oregon is also encouraged to work toward rectifying the deviations that do not substantially disserve the purposes of SORNA, in order to achieve full implementation of SORNA requirements; however, the report notes that substantial implementation of SORNA can still be achieved by Oregon if its laws and policies regarding sex offender registration and notification do not disserve a SORNA requirement.
Date Created: August 6, 2020