Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $221,173)
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 Tohono O'odham Nation (TON) grant project includes the following two goals: 1) developing and enhancing jurisdiction-wide SORNA implementation programs and functions; and 2) implementing a records management project to comply with the digital records requirement of SORNA. These goals will be achieved through funding personnel and equipment costs. Grant funded personnel will register and monitor sex offenders, provide community notification, and maintain the TON online public sex offender registry. In addition, training will be developed to educate TON law enforcement and other personnel on registration, monitoring and notification requirements related to SORNA.