Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $28,300)
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 Skokomish Indian Tribe will communicate with other jurisdictions regarding information sharing and SORNA implementation strategies and how to resolve critical multi-jurisdictional challenges; develop more in-depth search capacity (physical and technical) in order to identify and monitor sex offenders residing, working, attending school, visiting or moving through the area, including analysis of data; and complete internal equipment acquisition/use. ca/ncf