Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $200,000)
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 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. principal territories 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 California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) will perform an overall application system validation of the state's Sex Offender Registry (SOR), and the California Sex and Arson Registry (CSAR). This validation will identify any system weaknesses affecting reliability and stability, and implementing technical features that will enable system scalability and extensibility. In addition, the remediation efforts will ensure that California continues to meets its State and federal registration obligations and accommodate seamlessly future registration requirements. SMART's FY 14 AWA grant funds to CA DOJ will support California's remediation effort to include tasks related to the application, infrastructure, server, storage, interface and network layers. ca/ncf