Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $155,943)
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.
In hopes of achieving substantial compliance with SORNA requirements, the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma will use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to revise and implement SORNA policies, procedures, and codes; maintain a current list of sex offenders through the Tribes and Territory Sex Offender Registry System; integrate the Tribe's SORNA program with the State of Oklahoma for data entry purposes; and develop relationships and service through Memorandum of Understandings with other tribes. ca/ncf