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Sex Offender Registry and Notificatino Act program of the Northern Arapaho Tribe

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $297,448)

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.

With SMART grant funding, the Northern Arapaho Tribe seeks to achieve the following goals and objectives in order to comply with SORNA under the AWA: 1) Establish the Northern Arapaho SORNA Public Safety Office with trained and equipped tribal Public Safety Officers; 2) Improve justice agency and law enforcement sharing as it relates to sex offender registration and notification compliance and accountability. These goals will be achieved through the employment of tribal Public Safety Officers for SORNA duties, the creation of a Public Safety Office site in Arapaho, Wyoming, the utilization of the web-based TTSORS, and the adoption of tribal resolutions, memorandums, Code and policies needed to sustain full implementation of SORNA.


Date Created: September 1, 2010