On July 27, 2006, President George Walker Bush signed into law H.R. 4472, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWCPSA 2006). The act addresses four issues:

  • P. L. 109-248 provides the reformulation of federal standards regarding sex offender registries for states, territories, and tribal lands, resulting in more inclusive, informative, publicly available, and uniform information about the protections for children from violent crime with an emphasis on the prevention of sex offenders’ access to children.
  • P. L. 109-248 provides for the creation, amendment, or revision of grant programs designed to reinforce local, private, state, territorial, and tribal prevention law enforcement (particularly justice systems) to create, pool, and share resources to identify individuals who pose a threat of harm to children.
  • P. L. 109-248 strengthens ...
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