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FY 2015 RI SORNA Reallocation Funds

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $46,173)

The state will use this award to enhance programs designed to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) portion of the Adam Walsh Act (42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq.). The Adam Walsh Act is designed to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography, promote Internet safety, and honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other crime victims. SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration and notification of those offenders. The Rhode Island State Police continues to support the jurisdiction’s efforts to become substantially compliant with the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). This project will focus on the Sex Offender Registry Database specifically. The activities of this project include the payment of maintenance and support fees incurred by the agency as a result of holding onto the Sex Offender Registry. These costs are high, so having a percentage of them be paid by this reallocation funding will be very helpful, and will support the agency’s efforts to improve the registry for compliance. The Rhode Island State Police is committed to making these improvements to bring the jurisdiction closer to compliance, and looks forward to realizing an improved registry system following many years of investment. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2015