Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $158,702)
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.
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribe plans to recruit a SORNA Coordinator with substantial legal experience, upgrade technology to align with surrounding jurisdictions, and provide training and technical assistance for staff overseeing sex offenders and community members. The SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds will assist the Grand Traverse Band Tribe in programmatic, financial, and administrative capabilities to effectively and efficiently manage SORNA requirements. ca/ncf