Offender Registration

The Office of Attorney General is responsible for devising forms with which to accomplish the registration process, maintaining a statewide database, and conducting address verification. The courts, correctional facilities, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are responsible for informing convicted offenders of their need to register. Law enforcement agencies are responsible for actually carrying out the registration.

Sex Offender Risk Assessment 

All sex offenders are assigned a risk level (for re-offending) by the Sex Offender Risk Assessment Committee, consisting of representatives from the Attorney General’s office, DOCR, juvenile services, and other criminal justice entities. The team reviews each offender’s criminal history, evaluations, and other pertinent documents in order to assign the individual either a low, moderate or high risk level. Risk assessments are conducted on an ongoing basis and the offender's information on the sex offender website is updated when the risk level is assigned or changed.

The type and scope of community notification is at the discretion of the registering law enforcement agency, which does not have to wait until an offender's risk level is assigned. 

SORAC Contact Information

Office of Attorney General
PO Box 1054
Bismarck ND 58502-1054