Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $294,000)
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 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 State of Michigan, Michigan State Police, Reporting and Analysis Division is applying for the Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant. Utilizing this funding is vital for Michigan to continue working towards compliance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. This proposal will greatly improve and enhance the ability to collect and make registration information more accessible to Michigan's registering agencies. The purpose of this grant proposal and the goals outlined herein are to: 1) Increase submissions of palm prints for registered sex offenders by securing funding that will be used to purchase digital fingerprint devices for 10 Michigan sheriff offices; 2) Enable all registration documentation to be accessed by registering agencies by procuring two programmers to create an electronic interface between the Michigan Sex Offender Registry database and the image system at DMB which stores the electronic documents. This will allow for this documentation to be immediately accessed by registering agencies.