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 Title I of the Adam Walsh Act, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 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.
Every state and territory has made progress on implementing SORNA. View SMART's SORNA Progress Check to see what requirements jurisdictions have — and have not yet — met.
The Tribal Access Program (TAP) provides tribes with access to national crime information databases. To date, TAP has deployed to more than 100 tribes.
The Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative is designed to assess the state of research and practice in sex offender management.