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Justice Department awards $13 million to help jurisdictions register and track sex offenders

The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) today announced awards of approximately $13 million to improve the registration and tracking of sex offenders. The grants are being awarded to states, U.S. territories and tribal communities. Full Announcement

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  1. گهمڻ وارو

    It should be remembered that, states that are not substantially compliant with Adam Walsh act are excluded from these grants.

  2. Tired of this

    In other words, the justice department is wasting 13 million dollars of taxpayer money on a program that has shown no demonstrable benefit to public safety.

    • Jason

      Our State Dept. donates millions each year to foreign countries (i.e. Philippines) under the IACAT program. This year alone was $3.5 mil pledged so they can stay Tier 1 complaint. Now that’s a waste of money.

  3. R M

    I left a comment on the source site but of course they don’t post comments. Sigh.

    My comment: “These grants give jurisdictions across the country the resources they need to build a viable sex offender registration and notification infrastructure, and protect their citizens from dangerous predators,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt M. Dummermuth. “In addition, sharing and using the more complete sex offender information between jurisdictions is critical to keeping our communities safe.”

    FALSE, FALSE, FALSE! Registries and restrictions DO NOT protect anyone. Recidivism rates were low and lowering BEFORE the registries and have not significantly been reduced AFTER the registries. There have been 21 studies and reports that show recidivism rates for registered sex offenders are 5.3% or less, getting less as time goes by (lower than any other type of crime, except for murder maybe.

    NEW sex crimes are 95+% committed by those without any previous conviction and are mostly by teachers, clergy, coaches, parents, and those in “close relationship” to the victim. Want documentation, just ask.

    • Will Allen

      Great comment. Great to try to post it at the source article where people will see it.

      $13 million seems like a complete nothing amount of money. I don’t think any Nanny Big Government (NBG) can do squat with that measly sum. Ha ha, that’s damn funny. I love watching them flounder.

      The name of the NBG office is “NOT-SMART” though. I still need to determine what the “NOT” part stands for however. Or perhaps it could just be “not-SMART”. Nice stylization, I think.

  4. David

    Can I apply for some of his money to purchase my new passport once my existing one is revoked?

  5. Anonymous

    R M > Great comment!!

  6. Learned The Hard Way

    The “SMART” office should be called Not-So-Smart…

    …and I thought that the U.S. Marshalls were supposed to be the ‘best of the best.’

    I guess all types of all enforcement are all corrupt.

    Can’t believe I used to trust law enforcement.

    In the end, all cops are all crooked thugs that deserve no respect whatsoever.

  7. Dan

    I think i need 13 Mil for what they have done to me !

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