Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $42,851)
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 Vermont Department of Public Safety proposes to use the funds to support the analysis of statutes within Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts. The goals are to develop a matrix that will assist with registration qualification and create a framework to review any future statutory analysis.