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September 2007Vol. 8, No. 8Guidelines for Sex Offender Policies

The Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office within the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs was created as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The SMART website features proposed guidelines that reflect minimum national standards for States, territories, and Indian Tribes as they implement their sex offender registration and notification policies. The Attorney General also announced $25 million in assistance for communities to implement these proposed guidelines and take other steps to guard against sex offenders.

Visit the website to see the proposed guidelines and to find out more about SMART, including links to registration for sex offenders, relevant legislation, resources, and more.