Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $51,600)
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.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) will utilize their FY 2016 AWA grant funds to enhance their web-based registration form to accept electronic signatures. They plan to augment the existing web-based registration form and leverage existing KyDOC equipment, which will allow offenders and probation and parole officers to electronically sign registration forms using electronic signature pads. This will ensure a seamless exchange of data and allow for the immediate transfer of complete and accurate information as required by SORNA.