PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that South Dakota's Sex Offender Registry has become the fourth registry in the nation to be certified. The Department of Justice has determined that South Dakota has substantially implemented the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Sex offender registration and community notification is an important part of a nationwide commitment to improving the safety of our communities. There are a total of 248 Sex Offender Registration Jurisdictions. Only South Dakota, Florida, Ohio, and Delaware registries have met the national SORNA certification requirements. This certification further ensures that thousands of federal dollars will not be withheld from South Dakota.
"Sex Offender Registries are intended to protect our children and communities, and South Dakota's registry has now been rightfully recognized as one of the strongest in the nation," stated Attorney General Jackley. "I commend our Legislature for improving South Dakota's registry, and law enforcement for its efforts to implement and enforce our registration requirements."
For Immediate Release
Contact: Page Wilbur, (605) 773-3215