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Michigan State Police SMART FY14 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $198,997)

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 Michigan Department of State Police (MSP) has recently experienced a decrease in offender compliance throughout the state and is seeking SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds in order to enhance absconder investigations and sex offender compliance tactics. MSP plans to achieve this by organizing and executing four random resident check, warrant request, and arrest sweep initiatives throughout the State. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2014