Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $100,000)
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 goals of the Nebraska State Patrol project are to improve law enforcement information sharing as it relates to SORNA and to protect the public by engaging in SOR violation investigations. The agency will enhance law enforcement and other criminal justice agency information sharing within the jurisdiction by improving the accuracy and timeliness of transmission of the data in the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) file within the National Crime Information Center (NCIC); maintain/increase the number of partnerships with other jurisdictions and agencies on absconder investigations; and, increase the number of investigations on non-compliant sex offenders. ca/ncf