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

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is currently operational through 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 1, 2019.  OJP staff, systems, and services are available to assist grantees, stakeholders, and the public.  While OJP remains operational, grantee payment requests received through the Grants Payment Request System (GPRS) will be processed and submitted for payment on a daily basis.  If OJP’s operational status changes, OJP will notify grantees regarding the impact on its services and systems.

Welcome to the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) site. The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification, and management of sex offenders.
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The Sex Offender Management Assessment and Planning Initiative (SOMAPI) is designed to assess the state of research and practice in sex offender management.
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