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Electronic Capture: Fingerprints and Palms for Sex Offender Registration

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $200,000)

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 Idaho State Police seeks to fund the purchase of livescan machines to be placed is small sheriff offices that do not currently have this technology. This will streamline information collection that is sent the Central Sex Offender Registry for input into the NCIC NSOR file and NGI, and improve information sharing.


Date Created: September 20, 2017