Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $92,400)
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.
In order to substantially implement SORNA, the Nebraska State Patrol will use the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry (NSOR)-SMART project to enhance jurisdictional implementation of the SORNA in Nebraska. The following objectives have been established for this project: 1) improve the NSOR systems to support SORNA compliance by increasing the percentage of records/data made electronically accessible for inclusion in the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry by 100%; 2) enhance Nebraska's efforts to address public safety by increasing the average percentage of registered sex offenders in compliance with the NSOR requirements from 95% to 99%. To achieve these goals the Nebraska State Patrol will aim to increase work flow from staff and collaborate with local law enforcement. Through these efforts, the Nebraska State Patrol plans to effectively obtain substantial compliance with SORNA.