Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $35,000)
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.
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation will use FY 14 SMART AWA grant funds to address the current challenges in processing sex offenders to include electronic fingerprints, which are submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). To eliminate this obstacle, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation will use grant funds to purchase a desktop Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) machine to be kept in the location currently set aside for sex offender registrations. This AFIS machine will allow the police department to electronically fingerprint sex offenders that are living, working, or going to school on the Nation; therefore, allowing the Nation to remain compliant with the SORNA requirements. ca/ncf