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Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS) Specification, Version 1.0

Global Standards Council
Date Published
April 2013
Publication Series

Under the federal SORNA (Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006), a sex offender’s SORNA registration jurisdiction (e.g., a state, tribe, or territory) is required to notify the new jurisdiction when the sex offender intends to relocate. The purpose of this legal requirement is to enable the new jurisdiction to monitor and enforce the sex offender’s compliance with SORNA’s registration requirements.  The SORNA Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS) provides offender and relocation information, including notifications, between a sending jurisdiction, receiving jurisdiction, the SORNA Exchange Portal, and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) as a part of the offender relocation registration process.

NOTE:  To fully review the purpose, scope, capability offered and real-world effect(s) this service specification intends to address, we invite your full review of the associated Service Description Document (SDD).  It can be located by first downloading the service specification zip file on this webpage followed by navigating to the “artifacts” folder.  There you’ll discover the corresponding SDD for this service.

Date Published: April 1, 2013