Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $392,779)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer grants to assist states, the District of Columbia, U.S. 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, 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 goal of this project is to maintain the current level of SORNA compliance by enhancing law enforcement and other criminal justice agency information sharing within the jurisdiction as well as between jurisdictions by improving the accuracy and timeliness of transmission of data in the National Sex Offender Registry file within the National Crime Information Center. ca/ncf