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Maintenance and Operation of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,607,819)

The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) allows law enforcement and the public to search existing state, territory and tribal sex offender registries for public sex offender data. With a single query from any web-capable computer, NSOPW searches state, territory and tribal public sex offender registries to deliver matches. This program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. No. 114-113). The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will use grant funds to provide ongoing support for NSOPW, which includes supporting the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), the SORNA Exchange Portal, the Sex Offender Registry Tool (SORT) and the Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System (TTSORS), all of which have elaborate technical applications and systems. IIR will continue to host, maintain, operate and enhance NSOPW, the SORNA Exchange Portal, SORT, TTSORS and have a social media presence that promotes education and prevention resources available through NSOPW and the NSOPW Facebook page. IIR will also provide training and technical assistance to the SMART Office, SORNA jurisdictions and the public regarding the use of NSOPW, SORT, TTSORS and the SORNA Exchange Portal. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 30, 2019