Federal Sex Offender Registry

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In 1994 the United States Congress passed the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. This act established guidelines for states to track sex offenders by requiring them to confirm a sex offender’s place of residence annually for ten years after release, or quarterly for the rest of their lives, if the sex offense was a violent sex crime. 

In 1996 the Jacob Wetterling Act was amended by what is commonly known as Megan’s Law. This amendment provided for the public disclosure and dissemination of certain information from sex offender registries. As a result, state and local law enforcement were required to make certain information about offenders public. 

In 2003 the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today (PROTECT) Act was passed, which, in part, required the Department of Justice to maintain a sex offender web site with links to each state sex offender web site. That web site is known as The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Web Site. 

Finally, in 2006 the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act was passed. Between the passage of the Jacob Wetterling Act in 1994 and the Adam Walsh Act in 2006, tribes came up on the national sex offender registry radar. Certain courts in Public Law 280 states had found that state sex offender registry and notification laws were essentially civil regulatory in nature. Due to the nature of federal Indian law, this meant that states had no jurisdiction to impose their sex offender laws on tribal lands, thereby creating a gap in the national registry system. Consequently, Title I of the Adam Walsh Act sought to close that gap by requiring tribes to either opt in to the national registry system or have their jurisdiction over such matters transferred to states. Title I is what is known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).