Through this opportunity, the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking seeks applications for funding to maintain and operate the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW.gov). NSOPW enables the public and law enforcement to search existing state, territory and tribal sex offender registries for public sex offender data.
The SMART Office assists jurisdictions with developing and enhancing programs designed to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) of the Adam Walsh Act (34 U.S.C. § 20901, Title I et seq.). The purpose of the Adam Walsh Act is to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography, promote internet safety, and honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other crime victims. NSOPW.gov is a critical component of SORNA’s scheme to provide a comprehensive national sex offender registration and notification system to notify and protect the public from sex offenders.