This report by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) reviews the features and functions of the Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System (TTSORS), which SMART established to assist tribes and territories in implementing the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) registry.
TTSORS automatically connects with the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW.gov). TTSORS registry systems can provide community notifications; collect all offender information required by SORNA; and share information with other SORNA jurisdictions. TTSORS was designed to make the sex offender registry system setup and maintenance process as efficient as possible. Access to this system is restricted, with only tribe and territory agencies responsible for the management and registration of sex offenders having full access to TTSORS. Read-only access is available to criminal justice-related agencies. TTSORS is provided free of charge by the SMART Office so jurisdictions do not need to develop or purchase any special IT systems to have a SORNA-compliant registry system; only a computer with internet access is required. Jurisdictions can choose from numerous public website registry templates or use their own custom design. Contact information is provided.