Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $61,242)
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 Squaxin Island Tribe will purchase necessary equipment that will be used to operate the new SORNA system. In addition, tribal staff will receive training on SORNA, DOJ reporting guidelines and requirements, and how to operate and maintain the new SORNA system. Once the program is underway, the Tribe will conduct a series of training/meetings to increase staff and community awareness of the new program, and explain how it will be implemented in order to achieve and maintain compliance of Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Act/SORNA. ca/ncf