Sex Offender Guidelines

Adam Walsh Act Update - Proposed National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration/Notification

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The Attorney General has announced $25 million in assistance for communities to implement these proposed Guidelines and take other steps to guard against sex offenders. The Department of Justice urges all interested parties to consider the proposed Guidelines carefully and submit comments to assist in the release of final Guidelines.

Proposed Guidelines detail the minimum national standards and offer key guidance to the states, the District of Columbia, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes, as they implement their sex offender registration and notification policies.