Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $369,464)
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 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.
Oregon State Police will utilize these grant funds to hire a Research Analyst to assist with gathering information on current non-compliant offenders and provide information to law enforcement for action. They will also use the funds to provide training and technical assistance to partnering agencies on the best use of the Sex Offender Registry Portal. ca/ncf