Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $262,367)
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 South Dakota Office of Attorney General plans to use grant funds to continue its aggressive pursuit of noncompliant offenders and those who have failed to provide a DNA sample. The State plans to upgrade the current Lab Information Management System (LIMS), allowing examiners to access the LIMS system throughout the lab with wireless technology and to purchase the DNA module of the LIMS system to streamline the process of tracking the samples and information. They will also purchase a RUVIS Lab workstation to allow for more accurate processing of fingerprints. ca/ncf