Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $307,518)
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 Oregon State Police (OSP) cannot meet the 3 day update requirement in the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act (SORNA). Using funds from the FY 2009 AWA grant, OSP was able to begin scanning and imaging of new registrant documents. Under the FY 2012 grant project, the OSP will complete scanning and imaging of new registrant documents, transfer to paperless registration, and meet the SORNA requirement for document availability. The project goals are: (1) implement a paperless sex offender registration system that works within the required 3 day limit; (2) increase the number of registering agencies using the Sex Offender Registry (OSR) web application; (3) reduce the amount of time spent by OSP SOR support staff filing paper copy registration forms after process; (4) increase the efficiency of the OSP SOR by automating notification to the Oregon tribal registries of persons moving between state and tribal jurisdictions; (5) increase the number of electronic copies of court documents available; (6) decrease the average response time to other SORNA jurisdictions for requests of offender records in both, electronic and paper, formats; (7) increase the number of persons on whom information is available through the public and SOR web applications; and (8) increase the number of offenders who are compliant.