The NSOPW is an unprecedented public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. It is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and state, territorial, and tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children.
This registry is named in honor of 22-year-old college student Dru Sjodin of Grand Forks, North Dakota, a young woman who was kidnapped and murdered by a sex offender who was registered in Minnesota. Read the Dru Sjodin Story.
Parents, employers, and other concerned residents can utilize the NSOPW search tool to identify location information on sex offenders residing, working, and attending school not only in their own neighborhoods, but in other nearby states and communities. In addition, the website provides visitors with information about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves and loved ones from potential victimization.