Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $391,765)
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.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has made significant progress toward the implementation of the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), and with this project, CBI will be utilizing 2012 Adam Walsh Act grant funds to make further enhancements to the State's Sex Offender Registry and to develop the Sex Offender Tracking and Registration (SOTAR) program on a statewide basis. These two projects will be complimentary, in that data, including offender palm prints and photographs not currently collected on a statewide basis, will be available for identification, tracking, registration and related purposes. This project seeks to replace 16 Livescan systems in the state with devices that can submit fingerprints (at twice the resolution of existing systems), palm prints, and photographs (booking, and sex offender registration (scars, marks and tattoos). This project will also have a profound State impact, and a significant national impact as well.