Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $292,894)
In Illinois, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Sex Offender Registration Unit is responsible for the receipt, storage, and appropriate dissemination of all sex offender records. Since the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act was signed in July 2006, Illinois has taken major steps to come into compliance. Despite these accomplishments, much work remains to be done. In July 2011, Illinois submitted a Substantial Implementation package to the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office) for review. The SMART Office provided a report to Illinois outlining areas in which Illinois was not in compliance with SORNA. Among the one of the areas in need of improvement was ISP’s posting of registrant information on the public website and an e-mail notification system for the general public.
SORNA Federal Fiscal Year 2023 (FFY23) funds will be for contractual personnel who will provide project management as ISP develops a new record management system. The contractual personnel will be the Quality Assurance Testers/Analysts who will work collaboratively with developers to conduct testing of automation and methodologies. Contractual personnel will be the technical advisors for the LEADS data conversion process to the new record management system. They will work with core users and subject matter experts to identify the customized features to meet our program needs and will develop test cases to ensure adequate testing.