Thursday, January 21, 2010

Call to Action: SORNA Teleconference Jan.22

Call to Action:
All readers are asked to call the NCSL (Glenda Riebeling) at or (303) 856-1533 before noon Friday, Jan, 22, 2010. The chances of our being allowed to participate in this conference call are slim, but it is important that these state legislators know how many of us are out here paying attention to these sex offender/SORNA/Adam Walsh Act laws. You can even call after business hours and leave a voicemail requesting to participate in the teleconference call and expressing your interest.

National Conference of State Legislators: NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee SORNA Teleconference - Friday, January 22, 1:00 p.m. ET

This conference call will provide an opportunity to hear from new Office of Justice Program's SMART Office (Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking) officials about SORNA compliance and will include brief updates by NCSL state issues and federal relations staff. A question and discussion opportunity will be included in the approximately one-hour teleconference.

Dial-in Instructions:

  • The conference call will start at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 12:00 Noon Central Time, 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time and 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Dial toll free (888) 437-3195 - Participants can start dialing in 15 minutes before the start of the call.
  • Announce yourself to the operator as: "A Participant in the NCSL SORNA Call" and give your "Name" and "Organization".

Various SORNA updates are available on NCSL's Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

Please contact or (303) 856-1533 to RSVP and to let us know in advance of questions and interests of your state on this issue. Your RSVP will help us plan the conference call capacity and structure the discussion with the SMART office.

New SMART Director: Linda M. Baldwin SMART Deputy Director: Dawn Doran. SMART Policy Advisors who assist jurisdictions with implementation issues: Lori McPherson, Stephanie LoConto, Scott Matson and Allison Turkel. Policy Advisor Contacts by jurisdiction

Implementation grant funding information from the SMART Office