Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $400,000)
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 California, Department of Justice, plans to develop an automated interface between the California Sex and Arson Registry (CSAR) and the SORNA Interjurisdictional Relocation Service (SIRS). This will allow the State of California to effectively share information with local jurisdictions, the SORNA Exchange Portal, the U.S. Marshals Service, and sex offender registeries in other states. In addition, the SMART FY 13 AWA grant funds will allow the completion of the planning, analysis, design and coding phases for the new automated interface with SIRS, and the Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant SORNA Reallocation funds will be used for the implementation phase to develop, test and conduct training on the new SIRS interface. ca/ncf