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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Justice Department Awards $13 Million to Help Jurisdictions Register and Track Sex Offenders
The Office of
Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending,
Registering and Tracking has awarded approximately $13 million to states, U.S.
territories and tribal communities to improve the registration and tracking of
sex offenders. The awards will help jurisdictions meet the requirements of the
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Title I of the Adam Walsh Child
Protection and Safety Act by developing and enhancing their sex offender
registration systems. In addition, SMART awarded $901,534 to support
maintenance, operations and technological improvements for the Dru Sjodin
National Sex Offender Public Website at https://www.nsopw.gov/. The SMART Office
manages this website, which allows the public to search for registered sex
offenders on a national scale by linking state, territorial and tribal public