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SMART Office Timeline

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July 27, 2006     

  • President George W. Bush signed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA). The SMART Office is authorized in the AWA to provide support for the implementation of Title I, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

2006

  • The SMART Office opened in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs in December 2006. Laura L. Rogers was the first director at the SMART Office.
  • The Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation grant program was established in fiscal year 2007 to assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the requirements of SORNA.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

  • The SMART Office held its 2014 SORNA Workshops at the National Advocacy Center on January 22–23 & February 25–26 in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • The SMART Office released the NSOPW.gov mobile application in summer 2014.

2015

  • Through funding from the SMART Office, DOJ initiated a Tribal Access Program pilot program to provide tribes full access to certain national criminal and civil information databases in August 2015.

2016

2017

2018

  • The SMART Office hosted the 2018 SORNA Workshop January 9-10 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • In fiscal year 2018, the SMART Office established a new grant program, Keep Young Athletes Safe.  
  • The SMART Office hosted a series of four International Megan’s Law regional meetings in Detroit, Phoenix and Tampa to discuss the international tracking of registered sex offenders in June and July 2018.

2019

Date Created: July 12, 2021