Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $331,950)
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.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will utilize these grant funds to enhance the Statewide Missouri Sex Offender Registration System. The enhancements will ensure that Missouri's Sex Offender System, website and NSOPW are always in sync. The enhancements will also ensure that the state and local law enforcement have full access to retrieve and modify data such as addresses, vehicles, and watercraft data. Direct camera interface within the system to take a photo and store it will be another benefit of the enhancements. ca/ncf