Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $238,853)
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 Temoak Western Shoshone Law Enforcement and Department of Public Safety (WSDPS) grant project will support the following strategies: (1) equip and support staff in maintaining SORNA compliance; (2) promote public safety by reducing risk through sex offender management strategies; and (3) implement methods and processes for engaging partners. Activities associated with these strategies include the hiring of a sworn SORNA compliance officer, acquiring additional equipment for the new officer, and providing training for WSDPS staff, tribal personnel and tribal members regarding sex offender management and SORNA compliance.