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Washington DC SORNA Implementation Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $195,120)

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 Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of the District of Columbia has proposed a 4-phase approach to implementing SORNA which includes the following activities: a) Phase 1 - replicate the adult database from the Court Services and Offender Supervising Agency (CSOSA) to the Metropolitan Police Department's new Graphical User Interface (GUI) system to share information with its members and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer; b) Phase 2 - replace existing "Green Books" with an electronic registration database that will be available at each Police District's station house; c) provide citizens, who are interested and registered in the newly- designed GUI web portal, with email notification regarding sex offender offenses; and d) Phase 4- allow GUI web portal to add and/or modify tables and fields specific to juvenile registration, and input new data using business rules to validate the data.

MPD's Phase 1 and 2 will be funded through the District of Columbia's Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) SORNA Reallocation funds, which will be completed by August 31, 2013; and Phase 3 will be supported by the SMART Office FY 13 Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant funds. Phase 4 funding source is to be determined by the MPD at a later date. ca/ncf

Date Created: August 8, 2013