Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website

The U.S. Department of Justice's Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) provides the public with free, immediate access to all jurisdictions' sex offender registries—all with one query from a single website. NSOPW is the only government system to link public state, territory, and tribal sex offender registries from a national search site. NSOPW allows jurisdictions to participate in an unprecedented public safety resource by sharing public sex offender data nationwide, working collaboratively for the safety of our vulnerable adults and one of our most precious resources—our children.

New to NSOPW

Recently, NSOPW was enhanced by the addition of a sexual abuse education and prevention section. The information contained in this new section will assist the public in learning the facts about sexual abuse and ways of protecting themselves and loved ones from potential victimization. The section is organized into three groups—children, teens, and adults—and each is prefaced by facts and followed by prevention and education materials and additional links to resources designed to assist parents and caregivers.

Expanding Functionality

During the past 6 months, the SMART Office has continued to work with states to expand the information that is provided to NSOPW, such as offender images, multiple addresses, name aliases, address mapping, and other personal information. This additional information will enhance the site's utility, adding functionality and potentially adding to the thousands of people who currently use the site each day.

Many states have already begun the process of expanding the type of sex offender information they provide to NSOPW. Tennessee and South Dakota have now joined Louisiana in providing this additional information to bring their states' participation with NSOPW into compliance with SORNA. Additionally, several other states are actively working on expanding the information they share with NSOPW.

To assist the states in this effort, the SMART Office is making the software that was developed to help states become SORNA-compliant more accessible and is providing technical assistance to help states meet this requirement. For more information about this software, or for technical assistance, e-mail [email protected].

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