Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $144,530)
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 state of Minnesota will utilize funds for the development and/or enhancement of programs designed to implement the SORNA portion of the Adam Walsh Act (42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq.). The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will build an automated validation process and interface system for integration into the Predatory Offender Registration Records Management Application, to allow the Bureau to respond to all sex offender activity notifications in other jurisdictions, and to implement SORNA requirements.