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Wyoming's Sex Offender Registry Offender Watch Improvement Project- Support for AWA 2014

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $192,500)

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 State of Wyoming is committed to upholding the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The goal and objective of this project is to replace the current Wyoming Sex Offender Registry (WYSOR) System with OffenderWatch®; create and maintain an accessible and secure sex offender registration system that allows the entry of sex offender registration data into a central repository at the time an individual registers with local law enforcement in Wyoming; and provide local law enforcement agencies access in support of their role in tracking and managing this population, while providing the public access with up-to-the-minute sex offender data. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2014