SORA Working Towards July 2010 SORNA Compliance

Posted on April 6th, 2010 No Comments

The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board says it is working towards compliance with the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act implemented under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The SORNA guidelines require more stringent sex offender registration. Noncompliance with the mandate will result in a loss of 10 percent of the state’s justice assistance grant funding. For the Massachusetts 2009 fiscal year, this totaled $9.9 million.

Currently, Ohio is the only state to have fully complied with the SORNA, which would create a national register for sex offenders as well as establish a minimum set of standards for registration. The original deadline for states to comply without suffering funding cuts was July 2009, but it has now been extended to July 27, 2010.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, or need to discuss sex crime laws in Massachusetts, contact Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676.


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