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2013-03-27 23:02:41

Recognized software solutions leader, LSG Solutions, demonstrates competency and efficiency in helping to bring the State of Oklahoma towards compliance with SORNA (Sex Offender Registry and Notification Act) with a much needed software update. Edmond, OK (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 In October 2011, it was determined that Oklahoma as a state was not in “substantial compliance” with the Adam Walsh Act of 2006, (SORNA or Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) requirements,...

2012-04-03 11:32:17

Do an online search for sex offenders living in your neighborhood and you may be alarmed by how many you find. But a new study of sex-offender registries in five states shows that they overestimate the number of offenders actually living in the community by as much as 60 percent. "Websites that list sex offenders may make it seem that there are a lot of them living among us. It makes it hard for the public to discern risk," said Alissa Ackerman, assistant professor of social work at the...

2010-05-14 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. "These proposed Supplemental Guidelines will assist registration jurisdictions in meeting the requirements of SORNA," said Linda M. Baldwin, Director of the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Sentencing,...

2009-09-23 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announced today that Ohio and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are the first two jurisdictions to substantially implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. "We are pleased to announce the first two jurisdictions to substantially implement this important legislation," said Attorney General Eric...

2008-12-03 14:07:00

Changes Announced Near the 5-year Anniversary of Dru Sjodin Disappearance WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice today announced improvements to the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Web site (NSOPW) and a new internet domain name, www.nsopw.gov. The new Web address will replace www.nsopr.gov. The updated version has a new look, is more user-friendly and provides enhanced search capabilities to locate sex offenders. NSOPW is administered by the...

2008-07-02 06:00:24

By Steve Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 2--As the state's Department of Corrections prepares to launch its updated sex offender registry online next week, a federal judge is considering the constitutionality of one of the new laws behind it. A new state law, which took effect Tuesday (House Bill 34), requires Utah's nearly 7,000 registered sex offenders to turn over certain Internet information, including screen names and passwords to social networking sites, such as Facebook and...

2006-07-27 13:31:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday signed legislation that will establish a national sex offender registry and try to make it harder for sexual predators to reach children on the Internet. The legislation, called the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, is named for Adam Walsh, a 6-year-old boy who was abducted 25 years ago on July 27, 1981, and eventually killed. The boy's death prompted his father, John Walsh, to lead a long effort to seek...

2006-07-25 16:31:10

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to bipartisan legislation cracking down on sexual predators and child abuse. The Senate approved the bill last week and sponsors expect President George W. Bush to sign it on Thursday, the 25th anniversary of the murder of six-year old Adam Walsh, for whom the bill is named. "This important measure will arm our states and local communities with the tools they need to combat the...


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