AWA - Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. This is the federal law aimed at creating a uniform system of registration and tracking of former SOs across the country. So far only XX states, territories and tribal jurisdictions have fully implemented the act. Oklahoma is not one of them, but we expect legislation to be introduced in 2012 that will bring Oklahoma into compliance with the law.

SORNA - Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. "SORNA provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs."

SMART Office - Sex offender Monitoring, Apprehension, Registration, and Tracking Office. Part of the US Department of Justice, the Smart office oversees implementation of SORNA and provides information and technical assistance to jurisdictions working to implement SORNA.

CSOM - Center for Sex Offender Management - Part of the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs "The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders. CSOM aims to provide those responsible for managing sex offenders with ready access to the most current knowledge by synthesizing and disseminating research and effective practices to the field; and by offering specialized training and technical assistance on a wide variety of issues related to sex offender management." A lot of good research is available on their website
OKCSOM - Oklahoma Coalition for Sex Offender Management - "Originally formed in 2001 as the Sex Offender Management Team under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, OKCSOM is now reorganized as a non-profit corporation and functions as an advocacy and educational organization, seeking to educate the leaders and citizens of our state about best practices in sex offender management."

SOSEN - Sex Offender Solutions and Education Network - A nonprofit corporation with the mission to education the public, media, law enforcement, and legislators regarding the facts of sexual abuse and incorporate fact based solutions helping to change the laws affecting former offenders, their loved ones, victims, and the communities where they live and to provide support for victims, former offenders, and their families.



 Coming soon: A list of definitions will be added here as available. If you would like a sex offense related term added here please notify us using the contact form. Thank you.