Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $136,695)
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 Nevada Sex Offender Registry Unit (SOR) is part of the General Services Division (GSD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) of the State of Nevada. The existence and mission of the Sex Offender Registry is set forth by legislative mandates Nevada Revised Statute 179D, the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) and State of Nevada Assembly Bill AB579. The project will utilize FY 2017 AWA grant funds to digitize sex offender records in an effort to improve data and information sharing.