Sex Offender Registry Information System

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Background
The Commonwealth of National government did not have a public facing website to facilitate an easy path to searching a neighborhood for sex offenders, they also needed support to carry out the states registrations and classifications. Additionally, the system had to be able to integrate with several other states.
Challenges
  • No easy real-time information for public
  • Information and workload management
  • Victim services management
  • Integration with other state systems and applications.
SORIS
  • Open source web-based system
  • Standardized registration processing
  • Public website component with radius based searching and map integration
  • Live capture and upload of sex offender photos
  • Automatic and manual electronic notification
  • Services and workload management
  • Seamless integration with other systems
Results
  • Enhanced public safety by allowing the public to access and view efficient sex offender information online
  • Streamlines ongoing operations for law enforcement and state agencies that register and track sex offenders
  • Provides integration with other agencies and systems that promotes efficient and timely data sharing and information
Background
The Commonwealth of National government did not have a public facing website to facilitate an easy path to searching a neighborhood for sex offenders. The envisioned system was expected to have not only the public facing side but also the back-end to support the state carry out registrations and classification. In addition, it was important that the system was integrated with several other state systems.
Challenges
The state of National government was struggling with providing easy realtime information access to the public regarding sex offenders. It also wanted to automate most of its paper-based and manual processes to achieve higher efficiencies.

Prior to SORIS, there was no centralized system, streamlined processes or integration with other state systems. Hence, the need for a computer-based system to enhance productivity and information visibility.
Solution
SORIS is a web-based system that allows agencies such as law enforcement and custodial departments to register, classify and track sex offenders. SORIS also supports the facilitated integration of data exchanges and criminal justice queries. For example, the National government SORIS implementation exchanges information with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and integrates with several National government criminal history queries.

The system has a positive impact on public safety by allowing the public to access and view most up-to-date sex offender information online efficiently. The system includes a public facing website module that allows members of public to search for and view information for sex offenders that live, work or attend an institution of higher learning in a community. The website supports radius-based searching of an address and the ability to view offender locations on a map.

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