Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $140,000)
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 developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of 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.
In order to substantially implement SORNA, the Little River band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) are requesting financial support in the form of expert consultative services in the form of technical and legislative assistance and support in the coordination between state, local and tribal authorities. LRBOI will require these funds in order to finalize SORNAs complex requirements in their entirety, and thereby achieve substantial implementation prior to a July 26, 2011 deadline. ca/ncf