Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $202,808)
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 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. principal territories 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.
With SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds, Yavapai-Apache Nation seeks to expand and enhance its Sex Offender Registration and Notification Program by (1) enhancing infrastructure; (2) developing justice agency information sharing; (3) developing and implementing law enforcement training for all working group members; and (4) enhancing address verification tactics. These enhancements will allow the Yavapai-Apache Nation to continue developing codes, policies, and procedures to improve its current Sex Offender Registration and Notification Program. ca/ncf