Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $224,086)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support compliance with Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.
The Menominee Indian Tribe will continue the Sex Offender Registration And Notification Program. This program's objectives are to implement electronic data sharing, revise the Tribe's Sex Offender Ordinance 01-12, maintain progress on the local registry to include improvements of verification that residency is established at the address given, and develop public education service to promote safety against sexual predation. The program will accomplish sex offender registration for the geographic area of the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeast Wisconsin.