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Vermont's FY 2010 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)

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 primary goal of the Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC) is to obtain funding to replace the current Vermont Sex Offender Registry (SOR) database with a new SOR database that contains functionality or is at least leveraged to ensure that there would be functionality for requirements under SORNA. In order to achieve this, VCIC will obtain a system from a vendor that has experience in this type of software development that can exhibit a proven track record for both system functionality and support, that contains data fields and data elements that are at a minimum equal to the current system, recognizes and is capable of full SORNA requirement implementation, can minimize manpower expenditures, and interface or at a minimum provide/receive data to/from disparate systems and will be XML compliant.


Date Created: September 14, 2010