Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $250,000)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (42 U.S.C. § 16909, et seq.; Pub. L. 113-235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2193) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist states, the District of Columbia, U.S. principal territories 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 Michigan State Police (MSP) plans to utilize funding to enhance address verification tactics by collaborating with local agencies on absconder investigations within Wayne County. Additionally, MSP will assign a Grant Analyst from the Grants and Community Services Division to be the Grant Administrator for this project and administer sub-awards to up to ten local jurisdictions in Wayne County. ca/ncf