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Continue implementing SORNA guidelines and Adam Walsh requirements with a continued rewrite of the sex offender registry and installation of sex offender kiosks throughout the state.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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 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.

North Dakota Office of Attorney General will continue making the changes necessary to become compliant with SORNA. North Dakota Office of Attorney General received prior funds to plan and design the infrastructure for electronic submission of registration and registration changes, as well as electronic notifications of key events concerning an offender, such as moving from one jurisdiction to another.
The additional information required by the Adam Walsh Act will be stored in the repository to be shared with others including the Federal sex offender database. North Dakota Office of Attorney General will make the necessary changes in order to share the additional information with the National Sex Offender database, NCIC, State Radio, Dru Sjodin website and our own state website. North Dakota Office of Attorney General will purchase four more kiosks, giving the state 8 kiosks to place around the state. And North Dakota Office of Attorney General will train officers on the use of the kiosks, provide ongoing training due to turnover, and for manuals detailing the usage of the kiosks and related equipment.


Date Created: September 7, 2009