Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $282,825)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support compliance with Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.
The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) will implement a digital scanning project in order to come into compliance with the digitized records requirement of SORNA. UDC will provide comprehensive digital records management for approximately 130 agencies across the state through the purchase of scanning software, computer equipment (desktops/scanners) and a registry computer server to increase digital storage capacity.