Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $66,485)
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 Miami Tribe of Oklahoma grant project includes the following two goals: (1) to maintain and enhance a functional program designed to successfully implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) under the Adam Walsh Act (AWA) to protect those within the tribe's jurisdiction and the general public from convicted sex offenders, and (2) to establish the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma's SORNA program to protect their tribal citizens and the public from sex offenders within their jurisdiction. The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma hopes to complete these goals by: (1) enhancing and maintaining the Miami Tribe's existing sex offender registration program; (2) developing and establishing the sex offender registration program for the Modoc Tribe's jurisdiction by creating policies, procedures and codes to register and maintain sex offenders, and creating their sex offender registry website; and (3) facilitating, improving, and expanding the Miami and Modoc Tribes' sex offender registration program by continued partnering to cover a broader area within both tribal jurisdictions.