Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $387,300)
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.
The Judiciary of Guam goals are to enhance infrastructure jurisdiction-wide to substantially comply with SORNA requirements, as well as to ensure that all relevant and true data is compiled into Guam's Sex Offender Registry. Through this project Guam will increase the timeliness and accuracy of Guam's SOR information and conduct verification of all SOR data. The Guam SOR office will conduct physical address verification visits by at least 5% each fiscal year. Through increased monitoring and information verification provided by the new staff, Guam intends to increase the accuracy and timeliness of SOR information by at least 80%.