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Maryland DPSCS FY 2013 Program: SORNA Compliance

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $276,330)

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 Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) goals are to reduce the amount of time its law enforcement officers spend registering sex offenders in the office and to maximize on the time spent investigating incidents of non-compliance and verifying sex offenders' information. To meet these goals, the Maryland DPSCS plans to provide kiosk registration systems to local jurisdictions that enable sex offenders to complete periodic registration requirements with minimal supervision. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 18, 2013