Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $135,394)
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.
Oregon State Police is working towards compliance of SORNA's requirements for community notification within three business days of registration. To do this, the Oregon State Police will upgrade its registry programming to allow real-time uploads of registration data to the National Sex Offender Registry and the internal police system. They will also add fields to the programming to indicate whether a sex offender is in compliance with registration requirements and whether the sex offender is under certain restrictions or police may actively notify the community of the offender's status. ca/ncf