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Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers

Managing Director

Laura L. Rogers has dedicated her life’s work to prosecuting sex offenders and child homicides, protecting victims, and making policy to reduce violence against women. At Guidepost Solutions, she is a member of the Institutional Integrity team where she advises public, private, and not-for-profit institutions on integrity issues, including the evaluation and development of ethics and compliance programs, institutional structure and culture, risk oversight, independent and internal investigations, and audits and assessments.

Prior to joining Guidepost, Ms. Rogers was selected to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, responsible for providing federal leadership to reduce domestic violence and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. She oversaw the administration of over $500 million in grants annually and was a member of the Missing and Murdered American Indian and Alaska Native Indigenous Women Task Force.

In 2006, Ms. Rogers was appointed by President George W. Bush to establish the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), at the Department of Justice. In her role as Director, Ms. Rogers led the office to administer the standards of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) for the 50 states, five principal U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and approximately 155 federally recognized Indian tribes. Additionally, she oversaw the National Sex Offender Public Website, spearheaded creation of the Tribal Sex Offender Registry and administered over $20 million in grants annually.

Ms. Rogers then served as Deputy Director of the Department of Navy’s Criminal Law Division and Director of the Litigation Practice Division from 2009-2011. Following, she joined the Philadelphia Archdiocese Review Board on Sexual Abuse and Pastoral Conduct, where she reviewed cases of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Philadelphia Archdiocese priests. Ms. Rogers was the founding chair of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus Review Board on Sexual Abuse and Pastoral Conduct from 2004-2006serving the Jesuit Order, serving the Jesuit Order in a seven-state area and approximately 400 priests on the East Coast. She later served on the National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she assisted in the revision of the Catholic Church’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. As Chair of the Audit Committee, she directed a review that identified diocese-level organizational problems associated with child abuse within the Catholic Church.

Ms. Rogers returned to the OJP’s SMART office in 2018. While serving as Director, Ms. Rogers was also appointed as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of OJP, where she oversaw the administration of $3.2 billion in grants.

Ms. Rogers began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 1988. Throughout her tenure, she specialized in prosecuting child homicide and child sexual abuse, prosecuting over 120 cases, and established the office’s first sex offender registry prosecution unit. She also taught trial practice at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and California Western School of Law in San Diego for a combined six years.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Santa Clara University

Solutions

Laura L. Rogers has dedicated her life’s work to prosecuting sex offenders and child homicides, protecting victims, and making policy to reduce violence against women. At Guidepost Solutions, she is a member of the Institutional Integrity team where she advises public, private, and not-for-profit institutions on integrity issues, including the evaluation and development of ethics and compliance programs, institutional structure and culture, risk oversight, independent and internal investigations, and audits and assessments.

Prior to joining Guidepost, Ms. Rogers was selected to lead the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, responsible for providing federal leadership to reduce domestic violence and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. She oversaw the administration of over $500 million in grants annually and was a member of the Missing and Murdered American Indian and Alaska Native Indigenous Women Task Force.

In 2006, Ms. Rogers was appointed by President George W. Bush to establish the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), at the Department of Justice. In her role as Director, Ms. Rogers led the office to administer the standards of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) for the 50 states, five principal U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and approximately 155 federally recognized Indian tribes. Additionally, she oversaw the National Sex Offender Public Website, spearheaded creation of the Tribal Sex Offender Registry and administered over $20 million in grants annually.

Ms. Rogers then served as Deputy Director of the Department of Navy’s Criminal Law Division and Director of the Litigation Practice Division from 2009-2011. Following, she joined the Philadelphia Archdiocese Review Board on Sexual Abuse and Pastoral Conduct, where she reviewed cases of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Philadelphia Archdiocese priests. Ms. Rogers was the founding chair of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus Review Board on Sexual Abuse and Pastoral Conduct from 2004-2006serving the Jesuit Order, serving the Jesuit Order in a seven-state area and approximately 400 priests on the East Coast. She later served on the National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she assisted in the revision of the Catholic Church’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. As Chair of the Audit Committee, she directed a review that identified diocese-level organizational problems associated with child abuse within the Catholic Church.

Ms. Rogers returned to the OJP’s SMART office in 2018. While serving as Director, Ms. Rogers was also appointed as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of OJP, where she oversaw the administration of $3.2 billion in grants.

Ms. Rogers began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 1988. Throughout her tenure, she specialized in prosecuting child homicide and child sexual abuse, prosecuting over 120 cases, and established the office’s first sex offender registry prosecution unit. She also taught trial practice at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and California Western School of Law in San Diego for a combined six years.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Santa Clara University