Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $281,659)
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 for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to comply with the Adam Walsh Act, the Tribe will establish an Investigation Division. This grant will support the creation of this division to include staffing personnel and providing necessary equipment. The Investigation Division will consist of three full time detectives as well as an Investigation Lieutenant who oversees the unit. This unit will be charged with the responsibility to move forward with registration and notification. The Tribe will also provide training to all sworn and civilian personnel that work for the police department, and establish some training for the community. The purchase of a Live Scan is needed as well as supplies and materials to create brochures and flyers to better educate the community on the requirements of the Adam Walsh Act.