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Fiscal Year 2017 SORNA Program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $271,722)

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 MA Executive Office of Public Safety proposes to utilize the funds for continued employment of a SORNA Compliance Coordinator, the expansion of the Address Verification Program, Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) training and conference attendance, community outreach programs, SORNA Compliance Travel Form mailings and for Mobile Fingerprint ID Solution Devices for law enforcement.


Date Created: September 19, 2017