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Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) Maintenance and Operation

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $975,000)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq.) authorizes the Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office to administer grant programs relating to sex offender registration and notification. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support compliance with Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is a critical component of the SMART Offices strategy to provide for a comprehensive national sex offender registration and notification system to notify and protect the public from sex offenders. NSOPW is designed to search state, tribal and territory sex offender registries through the Internet by using a single query from any web-capable computer, thus allowing for a national search of registered sex offenders. In furtherance of the tenets contained in the AWA, IIR will use the federal funds appropriated for NSOPW in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Pub L. 111-8 to operate and support connectivity of state, tribal, and territorial public sex offender registry websites to NSOPW as well as support operation of the SORNA Exchange Portal and the Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System (TTSORS).


Date Created: August 31, 2010