NIJ Challenge: Cost-Benefit of Sex Offender Registration Law

Funding Source: 
The National Institute of Justice
Type of Funding: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
50 000
Number of Awards Available: 
Award Ceiling: 
50 000
Award Floor: 
25 000
The Challenge is open to (1) individual residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the U.S. Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa; (2) teams of eligible individuals; and (3) corporations or other legal entities (e.g., partnerships or nonprofit organizations) that are domiciled in any jurisdiction specified in (1).
Contact or More Information: 
•For substantive questions about the Challenge, e-mail NIJ at •For technical questions about the application process, first read through How to Apply. If you still have questions, contact the OJP Grants Management System Help Desk — open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET — at 1-888-549-9901.

Are you up for the challenge? Enter NIJ’s first-ever SORNA Challenge! NIJ is seeking innovative ways of developing strategies to measure the implementation costs and public safety benefits of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) — part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 — by improving the effectiveness of sex offender registration and notification programs in the United States. Notification and registration programs have multiple public safety purposes, and empirical research on sex offenders has grown over the past decade. No study to date, however, has examined the multifaceted effects of SORNA, specifically the wide range of costs incurred in implementing the rules or the public safety benefits achieved. Learn more.