Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $156,653)
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 implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support compliance with 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 will enhance its electronic storage and dissemination of sex offender files capacity. Funds will be utilized to share information with other state registries' city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and state and federal courts for investigative and registration purposes. The Oregon court system and other state agencies have identified Laserfiche as the programming of choice for the electronic storage and dissemination of documents. Part of the implementation plan is to outsource the scanning of more than 20,000 existing sex offender files to make them available in a very short period of time. The outsource scanning process is expected to take at least four months, up to eight months to complete once the Laserfiche system is operational.