The Support for Adam Walsh Act (AWA) Implementation Grant Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the requirements of SORNA.
In summary, SORNA requires:
(1) all States, the District of Columbia, the principal U. S. territories, and participating
federally-recognized Indian tribes to maintain a sex offender registry; and (2) sex offenders to register and maintain a current registration in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, is an employee, or is a student.
SORNA also sets forth requirements for jurisdictions' to include:
specified required information, the applicable frequency and duration of registration, participation in the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), and utilization of the SORNA Exchange Portal.