Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $177,091)
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.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe (AST) will use grant funding to provide the required personnel, resources and equipment for implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). To comply with SORNA, the Tribe has identified the following goals: 1) Obtain resources including personnel time, supplies and equipment needed to implement SORNA; 2) Develop formal agreement with a DNA analysis and storage facility for the storage of DNA samples of registered offenders; 3) Implement a records management process whereby existing records are converted to digital format as specified by SORNA and whereby new records will be recorded in digital format using FBI approved equipment; 4) Coordinate SORNA implementation with neighboring tribes and non-Indian community partners; 5) Develop and implement training for the AST-PD and its partnering organizations.