Sex Offender Registration: Strategies and Implementation

Sex Offender Registration: Strategies and Implementation 

This course is prepared for probation and parole officers who supervise and manage sex offenders. No other entity is involved with the sex offender population as comprehensively as community supervision officers. These responsibilities include the tasks related to offender registration and community notification. This course will provide you with the history of sex offender laws, policies, and procedures plus practice implications for community corrections. The course will review current research regarding the effectiveness of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the history of laws which have become the foundation of registration and notification mandates.
Describe probation and parole officers responsibilities under SORNA.
Explain current research findings regarding the effectiveness of registration and notification laws.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: An Historical Overview of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) A. Meet Charles and his Parole Officer, Ron B. What is SORNA? C. Evolution of SORNA D. Let’s All Get on the Same Page: What We Have Learned About SORNA So Far? E. Section Summary Section 3: Not in my Neighborhood! A. Federal, State, Territorial, and Tribal Mandates B. Responses to AWA. C. SORNA and the Role of Community Supervision D. Meet Jennifer E. An Exercise in the Application of SORNA. F. Suggested Practices Related to SORNA Compliance G. Suggested Practice for Community Supervision H. Section Summary Section 4: Research and Suggested Practice A. The Impact of Registration and Notification Laws B. Tier Classification Studies C. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Instructor: Mary Ann Mowatt, M.S.
Mary Ann Mowatt, M.S. is a Research Associate for the American Probation and Parole Association. She is currently involved with the Discover Corrections Website Project and the development of Working with Female DWI Offenders: A Supervision Guide. From October 2009 until October 2011, she served as the Probation Fellow for the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. Her background includes 26 years of experience in the community corrections field working as a probation and parole officer in both rural and urban communities. She has also worked as a Program Director in a community-based residential facility and as a Lead Agent in Becker and Mahnomen Counties, Minnesota, which included the White Earth Ojibwe Tribal Reservation. In addition, she has approximately 12 years of experience supervising a specialized caseload of high-risk sex offenders in an urban setting. Mary Ann holds a Master of Science degree in Corrections and Public Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota. Disclosure: Mary Ann Mowatt, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Probation/Parole Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections, Juvenile Corrections.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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