Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $206,135)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (42 U.S.C. § 16909, et seq.; Pub. L. 113-235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2193) 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.
Quinault Indian Nation will utilize their FY 2016 grant funds to hire personnel to process, monitor and update sex offender registry information; maintain the Tribe's TTSORS database; maintain the Tribe's sex offender IAFIS data; provide on-site training to new police officers; and provide prevention and community outreach. ca/ncf