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Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)

The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) was authorized by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The SMART Office is responsible for establishing and maintaining the standards of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) as defined by the Adam Walsh Act. The SMART Office also oversees grant programs regarding sex offender treatment and the implementation of SORNA.

SMART Website

Leadership

Luis C.deBaca - Director

About Luis

In November 2014, Luis C.deBaca was appointed by President Barack Obama as the Director of the Justice Department's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office). Mr. deBaca previously coordinated U.S. government activities in the global fight against contemporary forms of slavery as Ambassador at Large for the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and served as Counsel to the House Committee on the Judiciary, where his portfolio for Chairman John Conyers, Jr. included national security, intelligence, immigration, civil rights, and modern slavery issues. At the Justice Department from 1993 through 2006, he lead the investigation and prosecution of cases involving human trafficking, official misconduct, and hate crimes, as well as money laundering, organized crime, and alien smuggling. He is the recipient of the Secretary of State's Distinguished Honor Award, the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award, the Attorney General's John Marshall Award, and the Director's Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys. He has received the leading honor given by the national human trafficking victim service provider community -- the Freedom Network's Paul & Sheila Wellstone Award -- and has been named the Michigan Law School's Distinguished Latino Alumnus.

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