Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $386,164)
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.
Kentucky State Police plans to develop and facilitate jurisdictional implementation of SORNA by enhancing infrastructure to collect, store and submit sex offender biometric data specifically palm prints, as well as coordinating an interagency effort by partnering with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, Division of Probation and Parole. To accomplish this, the State has specified two objectives: (1) enhancing AFIS infrastructure to allow for palm prints to be collected; and (2) establishing a seamless information exchange for palm prints with portable Livescan stations, which will require the purchase of new equipment and entering into a contract with MorphoTrak to update the infrastructure. ca/ncf