Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $300,000)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (42 U.S.C. § 16909, et seq.; Pub. L. 113-235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2193) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Columbia, U.S. principal territories and tribal jurisdictions in developing and/or Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist states, the District of 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 Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center will continue to comply with SORNA requirements by immediately entering information into the Sex Offender Registry and conduct residential compliance checks on sex offenders who fail to return the periodic verification form; continue to provide secure uninterrupted information sharing services to law enforcement, the public and the Federal Bureau Investigations systems; and replace "end of life" system hardware components which allows for immediate replacements of support by vendors to maintain services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ca/ncf