Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $152,979)
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.
Red Lake will enhance the Sex Offender Registry Project to continue to identify, register, and monitor all convicted sex offenders who live on or enter the Red Lake Reservation. Red Lake will hire a full-time clerk to assure that all necessary information is entered into an electronic sex offender registry that can be shared with law enforcement, probation, family services, and victims; and with the public via a website. The proposed project will allow Red Lake to perform the conversion of its paper sex offender registry to a digital format from which can be create a public access website for community notification. The project will assist Red Lake to bring into compliance the more than half of its identified convicted sex offenders who are now not in compliance. It will provide for training of pertinent personnel including law enforcement personnel, mandated reporters, court personnel such as probation officers and prosecutors. It will provide community education about SORNA and about Red Lake's Sex Offender Registry. It will help to create cross jurisdictional cooperation and information sharing between Red Lake and four other nearby Indian reservation, as well as between Red Lake, Beltrami County and the United States Attorney's office personnel who address SORNA requirements.