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What Will it Cost States to Comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act?

September 10, 2008

NJJN – National Juvenile Justice Network: What Will it Cost States to Comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act?

Provides a chart that shows that for all states, the first-year cost of implementing SORNA outweighs the cost of losing 10 percent of the state’s Byrne Grant money (the consequence of not complying with SORNA by July 2009). The sheet also gives detailed information on the cost analyses performed by Ohio and Virginia.

Ohio will spend 18.6 million dollars to implement the SORNA laws in 2009.
In return for implementing this law before the deadline, Ohio will receive $622,383
(the 10% of Byrne Funding).

In other terms, Ohio will spend 30 times more to implement these laws than it will receive by the federal government for doing so.

Download report here (PDF file).

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