Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $205,584)
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 developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of 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.
In order to implement SORNA requirements, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections will utilize grant funds to support the purchase of Live Scans for probation and parole offices that supervise registered sex offenders to allow digital submission of required fingerprints and palm prints to the Sex Offender Registry and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) linked to the FBI's IAFIS system. This initiative will assist in insuring quality prints are forwarded to OSBI when submitting DNA samples for that database.