Join us to learn about tools, techniques and information vital to monitoring sex offenders and combatting sexual assault and child sexual abuse. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with sex offender registry personnel, law enforcement and prosecutors working in these areas across the country. Hosted by the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking, the 2019 symposium will support state, local and tribal partners' initiatives and efforts to prevent and respond to sexual offenses.
Learn basic techniques and requirements for conducting absconder investigations, reporting requirements, and reaching out to support services. Identify strategies for registration safety, tiering of offenders and resources such as SORNA Portal Exchange. Examine finger/palm printing requirements and options for submission.
Identify guidelines for sex offender registration and notification in efforts to protect communities from convicted sex offenders through implementation. Receive a comprehensive overview of the minimum standards required for sex offender registration and notification in the United States as a result of Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public law 109-248)
Leverage the Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) model to implement innovative and evidence-based registration and notification strategies. Examine tools for assessing and monitoring, and employ reentry options and services. Monitor and evaluate your program by developing a collaborative approach with other disciplines and preparing a strategic plan for sustainability.
Develop issue-based planning strategies to recognize and address challenges beyond initial SORNA implementation including but not limited to: new employee training, cross training, contingency planning, and records retention. Incorporate a multidisciplinary team to garner continued program support and success.
Identify comprehensive approaches to sex offender management in tribal communities. Learn about relevant jurisdictional issues and federal laws. Discuss best practices from communities who have developed inclusive sex offender management programs.
Identify the needs and benefits of developing a multidisciplinary team to support sex offender management program capacities beyond registration , victim safety, and community education. Learn about current trends, sex offender management boards, task forces, and coalitions. Examine formal and informal agreements, recognition of who should be involved, and the benefits of written agreements.
Gain an introduction into the psychology, or mindset, of those that commit sexually motivated crimes. Learn about sex offender typologies and patterns of behavior. Explore the relationship between paraphilia such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and fetishism and criminal acts. Review and dissect real case examples to gain insight into offender modus operandi. Knowledge obtained can be applied during interview and interrogation to help resolve sexually motivated cases.
Discuss current community reentry challenges for sex offenders and the barriers offenders face. Examine best practices highlighting planning for successful reentry programs, as evidenced by successful strategies from around the country. Review the Native American Sex Offender Management (NASOM) and Circle of Support and Accountability (COSA) programs.
Review key considerations in notifying and protecting victim. Identify information required for notification and what level of notification is required. Plan effective key steps and strategies for conducting effective community notification meetings. Explore approaches for creating public education opportunities and practices to support child, victim, and community safety. Discuss strategies for addressing safety specific to field work.
Identify reporting requirements for NCIC/NSOR and available options for submission
Examine DNA collection requirements & submission options.
Identify required information for form development to support SORNA registration requirements.
Identify community needs specific to SORNA, which will include reviewing policy/procedures, identifying codes/ordinance requirements to support SORNA implementation, and a guide to the strategic planning processes.
Identify steps for program sustainability focusing on new employee training, cross training, contingency planning and records retention.
Determine what level of registration those convicted of particular offenses must register for and special circumstance considerations.
Identify the process and steps for SORNA registration.
Learn about developing sex offender management boards, task forces, and coalitions. This workshop will include components of formal and informal agreements; recognition of who should be involved; and benefits of written agreements.
Identify the options of availability and use of TTSORS and the SORNA Exchange Portal