Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $115,000)
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.
The State of Rhode Island, Department of Public Safety will use the FY 2017 AWA grant award to support contracted personnel to serve as the Sex Offender Project Coordinator. This contractor will work with members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, assist in resolving all issues related to the Sex Offender Registry, and maintain the sex offender registration websites. ca/ncf