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Quapaw Tribe SMART AWA Implementation Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $222,325)

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 Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma plans to enhance and facilitate its implementation of SORNA by achieving four goals: (1) to purchase and commission necessary equipment; (2) to establish a minimum of five partnerships with other jurisdictions and agencies to investigate absconders; (3) to develop an in-depth, comprehensive system to identify, monitor, and register sex offenders residing, working, or visiting the jurisdiction; and (4) to provide technical support and training to all Quapaw Tribal Marshals. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 10, 2013