Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $93,229)
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 Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe will coordinate efforts with federal, state and local government to focus on establishing and enhancing multi-jurisdictional approaches to monitoring and partnering opportunities; enabling them to implement and or enhance their registry and sexual offender programs; and provide project staff with training and broaden educational outreach and public awareness of the tribal and national sex offender website which will help to protect all citizens of the tribe, and the surrounding community. ca/ncf