Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $400,000)
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 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.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division will use FY 2016 AWA grant funds to improve and modify SORT as the statewide system so that the Sheriff's Offices will be able to capture all SORNA and NSOR required information into a single system; provide personnel for trainings on NSOR, SORNA and the SORNA Exchange Portal; and develop and implement processes and procedures for monthly reporting of grantee data.