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.
In order to become fully compliant with SORNA requirements, the Nevada Department of Public Safety is seeking to use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to overcome obstacles that are stalling their compliance. With the grant funds, the Department will digitize 100% of existing and new registration hard-copy documents, and hire three temporary staff members to enhance efficiency and timeliness of data collection, storage, data entry, and submission of sex offender registration information. Additionally, the Department will provide training for existing staff, as well as new staff, in order to maximize effectiveness and coordination. ca/ncf