Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $75,514)
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 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will utilize grant funds to improve sex offender compliance and management through enhanced training for the SORNA Task Force; increase access to sex offender information with the purchase of mobile computers and software, and by supporting overtime for Compliance Officers during sex offender sweeps. ca/ncf