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Idaho's AWA/SORNA Initiative

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $190,580)

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 Idaho State Police continues to work towards substantially implementing SORNA. The State is working to eliminate a 4-5 day delay in the publishing of sex offender data and plans to create a method to transfer the information immediately into an electronic format. In doing so, the solution will enhance the collection, storage, and submission of registration data in a more timely way. It will enhance the sharing of this registration data between law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies. Additionally, the State plans to streamline the process of converting records into a digital format, as required by SORNA. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 3, 2013