Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $27,292)
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.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (ESTO) is proposing funding for this project to enable its police department to enhance and facilitate its implementation of SORNA requirements within its jurisdiction. Three SORNA requirements will be addressed by this project: 1) developing codes, policies, and guidelines for SORNA implementation; 2) enhancing implementation of SORNA by facilitating DNA collection, storage, submission or analysis of sex offender biometric data and DNA; and 3) developing and implementing training for law enforcement personnel who will be responsible for SORNA implementation within the ESTO jurisdiction.