Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $141,178)
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.
The Yankton Sioux Tribe will use these grant funds to support ongoing SORNA program activities and enhance services for registering, updating and monitoring offenders who reside, are employed on, or are attending school on tribal lands. The Yankton Sioux Tribal SORNA program will continue efforts to reach full implementation status and to work on the Tribal to State Agreement. Proposed expenses include personnel, fringe benefits, travel for national and in-state training and electronics/supplies. ca/ncf