Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $400,000)
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.
The State of Missouri has substantially implemented the provisions of SORNA and now seeks to improve its current system. To that end, the State will purchase and install MorphoFace Investigate to serve as a searchable photo repository for sex offender photos and purchase hardware and software to facilitate the introduction of an Automated Biometric Information System. ca/ncf