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SMART Watch, Summer 2014

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August 2014
2 pages
This issue of SMART Watch features activities of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) for 2014.
Jurisdictions across the country continue to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Tribal communities, in particular, have made significant progress in implementing SORNA. Over the past year, one State and numerous tribes have met the threshold for substantial implementation, which brings the total jurisdictions implementing SORNA to 17 States, 3 U.S. Territories, and 69 Indian tribes. Almost all of the remaining jurisdictions continue to work toward SORNA's goals of information sharing and cooperation between and among States, tribes, and Territories regarding the registration of sex offenders. One of the largest collaborations between the SMART Office and SORNA jurisdictions occurred during the 2014 SORNA Workshops. The workshops enabled jurisdictions to learn about sex offender registration and notification issues. The SMART Office also established a new grant program in FY 2013, the Campus Sexual Assault Perpetrator Treatment Pilot Project, which continues the SMART Office's commitment to support the development of innovative and evidence-based sex offender management programs and practices. Information is provided on new and updated SMART tools and recent SMART Office grant programs.

Date Published: August 1, 2014