Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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 comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) under the Adam Walsh Act, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has developed the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Offender Registry Database Rebuild Program. The objectives of this program are to ensure compliance with SORNA under the AWA, increase the functionality and reporting ability of the KBI Offender Registry in order to capture all of the required elements found in Title I of SORNA and disseminate the information to law enforcements as well as the public, and increase the use of technology to better improve the records maintained by the Kansas Offender Registry. With the help of funding, the KBI will work with a vendor to improve the manner in which records are collected, and disseminated both throughout law enforcement and within the KBI Central Repository as well as build an electronic structure to allow for electronic form submission, the collection of SORNA required information, and the creation of automatic reports that are generated and sent to law enforcement and relevant state agencies without staff intervention.