Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $134,267)
Although the Oregon State Police (OSP), Sex Offender Registry (SOR) Section has utilized grant funds and other resources to implement specific SORNA-related activities and continues to make progress towards substantial implementation of SORNA requirements, the State still remains deficient in certain areas. OSP, SOR proposes to address some of these areas with this FY 2022 SORNA Reallocation Grant award request.
Sex offender registration logistics and the volume of registrations are also a concern of some law enforcement agencies. Because OSP wants to continue assisting agencies in overcoming barriers for efficient electronic submission of registration data and electronic fingerprint capture, OSP’s SOR Section is proposing 2022 SORNA Reallocation funds be used to assist these agencies acquire the appropriate technology. OSP is also proposing approval of 2022 SORNA funds to update and replace aging computers used by SOR staff for processing registration forms; updating registration forms; training purposes; as well as quality assurance and data analysis. Replacement of the equipment with updated desktop or laptop computer equipment would help ensure SORNA-related work is completed without any issues and in a timely manner.
OSP proposes to continue the work by a grant-funded Research Analyst 2 (RA2) position to address concerns with the high number of non-compliant sex offenders and continue partnering with the U.S. Marshals. The RA2 will provide documentation used in making the absconder determination and/or document any supplemental information provided by law enforcement for the purposes of recording updates to the Oregon Registry and collect case dispositions for statistical purposes when available
If awarded FY 2022 SORNA Reallocation Grant funding, it will allow OSP to assist in our continued effort toward substantial SORNA implementation.