Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $66,940)
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 Arizona Department of Public Safety will use FY 2017 AWA grant funds to enhance jurisdiction-wide activities towards SORNA implementation by seeking to improve use of sex offender management software across the State of Arizona, implementing offender photo updating process and tribal by-pass for NCIC.
The State will seek to develop and implement training for law enforcement personnel responsible for sex offender registration activities including continuing web-based instruction for users of the technology enhancements. ca/ncf