Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $107,251)
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 Wyandotte Nation will use grant funds to assist with meeting SORNA requirements by maintaining a sex offender registry through enhanced infrastructure; implementing a records management project; establishing a working relationship with local tribes and other jurisdictions, including surrounding counties and states to distribute information related to performance methodologies; and resolving critical multi-jurisdictional challenges. Other activities will include drafting a brochure to explain sex offender public notification to the community and assigning a police officer as the Sex Offender Registration Officer dedicated to management of the SORNA program.