Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act

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Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act

An Act (US) intended to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and pornography, promote Internet safety, and to honour Adam Walsh and other children who are victims of crime.

The Act was signed into law by former president GW Bush in 2006. It categorises sex offenders into three tiers, mandating that Tier-3 offenders (the worst) update their address every three months for life, that Tier-2s must do so every 6 months for 25 years, and that Tier-1s must do so every year for 15 years. Failure to register and update information is a felony under the Act.

The Act is named for Adam John Walsh (1974–1981), an American boy who was abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida, and later found murdered and decapitated. His father, John Walsh, became an advocate for victims of violent crimes and the host of the television program America's Most Wanted.
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WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today announced that the State of Florida has substantially implemented the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
The Department of Justice also released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for SORNA, Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 on Friday.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones announced the passage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Act as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
The language for their legislation was added to the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which passed both the House and Senate.
In a few moments I will sign the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 will ensure appropriate sentencing for sex offenders and will provide local law enforcement officials with the tools they need to track those who prey upon children.