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Adam Walsh Act SMART Grant FY 2012

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $269,647)

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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement is planning to convert existing and incoming sexual offender and predator registration documents to digital format and enhance the registry to improve information sharing capabilities through programming that will allow criminal justice partners to have immediate access to digitally stored documents, while allowing the registry to immediately provide other State registries and agencies with official documentation as offenders move to new jurisdictions. ca/ncf

Date Created: August 29, 2012