Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) promotes public safety by providing access to currently available public sex offender information from existing official sex offender registries in one location. The U.S. Department of Justice recognized the need for communities to have timely and comprehensive access to information on registered sex offenders. As a result, NSOPW was created and, since 2005, has been providing real-time access to sex offender registration information across the country—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With just one inquiry from a single Website, anyone can access registered sex offender information for all 50 states, select U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and certain federally recognized Indian tribes.
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website:
Promotes public safety by using existing sex offender information.
Requires no special certifications, training, or fees for users.
Maximizes state and local agencies' ability to retain control over their data.
Provides round-the-clock Website availability with up-to-date information on registered sex offenders.
Provides comprehensive sex offender information from all participating jurisdictions with one search.
Allows for a variety of search options—by name, state, county, city, address, or zip codes.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research serves as the technical assistance provider for NSOPW through the support of grant awards received from the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. IIR supports NSOPW by hosting and managing the Website, developing enhancements, monitoring jurisdiction connections, and providing technical assistance to the jurisdictions that participate with NSOPW.
For more information, please view the NSOPW fact sheet or visit the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.