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United States Marshals –
The United States Marshals should be commended for their bravery and hard work in protecting children. We congratulate them for their thorough investigations which led to the many arrests of sex offenders.
Hope for Children Foundation believes it is of the utmost importance for sex offenders to be registered within the state in which the offender lives.
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
In July 2006, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA) gave the United States Marshals Service (USMS) three main missions: (1) investigate registered sex offenders who violate the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: (2) assist state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in locating and apprehending non-compliant sex offender; and (3) identify and locate sex offenders who are displaced as a result of a major disaster. The USMS instituted the National Sex Offender Targeting Center, located in Arlington, Virginia, to achieve its mission under the AWA in 2009.
The tragedy of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Walsh’s child is unfortunate, and a horrible thing for any child and their family to experience. Through this horrible tragedy, the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act was established.
In fiscal year 2011, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) arrested 12,144 sex offenders, opened 2,720 Adam Walsh Act investigations, issued 730 warrants for Adam Walsh Act fugitives. The USMS also completed 318 sex offender-specific operations nationwide.
National Sex Offender Targeting Center
The United States Marshals Service’s National Sex Offender Targeting Center has partnered with several agencies, including the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT’S DIPLOMATIC SECURITY SERVICE, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, AND SMART TO IDENTIFY 18 USC 2250 VIOLATIONS BY TRACKING SEX OFFENDERS WHO TRAVEL IN AND OUT OF THE UNITED STATES AND FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE MANDATED REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.
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