The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) assists jurisdictions with developing and enhancing programs designed to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) of the Adam Walsh Act (34 U.S.C.
§ 20901, Title
I et seq.).
The Adam Walsh Act is designed to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography, promote internet safety and honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other crime victims.
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW.gov) is a critical component of SORNA’s scheme to provide a comprehensive national sex offender registration and notification system to notify and protect the public from sex offenders.
NSOPW enables law enforcement and the public to search existing state, territory and tribal sex offender registries for public sex offender data.
With a single query from any internet-connected device, NSOPW searches state, territory and tribal public sex offender registries to deliver matches.
This award is authorized pursuant to the relevant provision(s) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, 34 U.S.C.
§ 20922 and funded pursuant to the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub.
116-260; 134 Stat.
1182, 125 8.