Criminal Justice News

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 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 registry websites.

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