The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The SMART Office provides jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and provides technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification and management of sex offenders.
Currently, 18 states, 4 territories and 135 tribes have implemented SORNA. Visit the SORNA implementation status page to find detailed status reviews and links to jurisdictions' registries.
On October 15, 2020, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will transition to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) for all grants management activities and to the Department of Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system for grants payments. Learn more about this transition on Justice Grants Website.
The Tribal Access Program (TAP) provides tribes with access to national crime information databases. To date, TAP has deployed to more than 75 tribes.
The Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative is designed to assess the state of research and practice in sex offender management.