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Implementation of the Havasupai Tribe''s Adam Walsh Act SORNA Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $104,772)

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 Havasupai Tribe is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which provides its law enforcement services, to implement SORNA. Toward implementation, the tribe plans to (1) hire a SORNA Compliance Officer to help the Tribe complete tasks to achieve substantial implementation and coordinate continuing efforts of the Tribe's SORNA Program among the Tribal Departments and with BIA Law Enforcement; (2) purchase equipment and supplies for the SORNA Compliance Officer so that he/she may carry out their duties under the SORNA Program; (3) purchase supplemental maintenance and licenses for existing equipment; and (4) continue SORNA training for Tribal Departments and Law Enforcement. ca/ncf

Date Created: August 14, 2013