Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $208,600)
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 Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community is working towards two goals in implementing SORNA: (1) ensuring compliance with SORNA requirements to register sex offenders; and (2) performing research and obtaining documentation verifying status of possible sex offenders not yet in the SORNA system. The Community will ensure compliance with SORNA requirements to register sex offenders by updating internal policies and procedures, training Police Department employees on programs and compliance therewith, educating others within the Community about program and compliance, converting records to digital format, and identifying sex offenders who have not complied with jurisdictional registry requirements.