Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA)
Specific Purpose: To persuade people to be responsible as a community by understanding what the Sex Offender Registration Act is and how it was developed.
Thesis Statement: To inform you on the importance as a community to not only know what the Sex Offender Legislation Act entails, but why it’s important as a community to check the registry and help local law enforcement with any information you may supply.
Introduction: Would you know? I’d like you to take a moment and picture your neighbor, a friend, a classmate, maybe someone you’ve been intimate with, or possibly vacationed with. Most of you know about my trips to Aruba. On my 2nd trip, I went with a big group of people from the valley area. Upon doing the research for today’s speech, I was shocked to find that the family man, who had brought his children on this trip, is a level 3 sex offender. Would you know a sex offender? I’m here today to inform you on the development of the Sex Offender Registration Act and how you can be more informed and aware to help protect your family.
(Transition) To begin, I’d like to go over the history of how this law was developed.
A. Prior to 1994, very few states required convicted sex offenders to register their addresses with local law enforcement.
B. Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act was passed by congress in 1994 as part of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. This law requires states to implement a sex offender and crimes against children registry.
C. Megan’s Law was enacted in 1996. It requires states to establish a community notification system.
D. Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996. This act requires lifetime registration for recidivists and offenders who commit certain aggravated offenses.
E. The Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (CJSA) of 1998...