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Summary of Prosecution, Transfer and Registration of Juveniles Who Commit Serious Sex Offenses (2022)

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, set revised standards for states, territories and certain federally recognized tribes to meet as they modify or establish their sex offender registration and notification systems. SORNA differs from prior federal sex offender registration and notification statutes in that it encompasses a more comprehensive group of sex offenders and sex offenses for which registration is required. Notably, SORNA expands on its legislative predecessors by including certain juveniles adjudicated delinquent of serious sex offenses in its registration and notification standards.

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