Release of Final National Guidelines
On July 1, 2008, the Attorney General released the U.S. Department of Justice’s final National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification. arrow More

SMART To Provide Web-Based Software Tools
The SMART Office is developing several web-based software resources to assist jurisdictions in implementing SORNA’s registry requirements: the National Sex Offender Public Registry Exchange Site, a mapping and geo-coding service, a community email notification system, and an email address search system. arrow More

SMART Develops Registry Options for Indian Country and Territories
Under the Adam Walsh Act, territories, as well as federally recognized Indian tribes eligible under section 127 that elected to be a SORNA registration jurisdiction, are now required to create and maintain public sex offender registries. To assist in the development of these public registries, the SMART Office is offering a web-based system that can be used to create unique tribe- or territory-specific registry web sites. arrow More

Related Resources

Guidelines. This SMART Office web page links to the final National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification, the proposed guidelines, and other useful information related to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (e.g., implementation checklist, FAQs).

Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. The SMART Office maintains this web site, which allows users to conduct a single-search query for all currently registered sex offenders residing in the United States.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. This Act, which became law on July 27, 2006, comprehensively revises the national standards for sex offender registration and notification that were set forth in the Wetterling Act and subsequent amendments.

Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. This Act, which was passed in 1994, required states, territories, and the District of Columbia to implement a sex offender registry system.