Tennessee is Compliant with AMA


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says Tennessee is in
compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Act after reviewing its
state law, policies and procedures.
The department announced Thursday that Tennessee is one of 15 states in
compliance with the act, named for a Florida boy abducted and murdered in 1981.
His father, John Walsh, hosts the TV seriesAmerica’s Most Wanted.”
The designation means the Byrne Grant funding to the state won’t be reduced
by 10 percent, the penalty for non-compliance.
Tennessee’s sex offender registry has been in existence since 1995 and has
information on close to 18,000 sex offenders.
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