Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $178,710)
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 Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians proposes to use grant funds to support review and enhancements to Tribal SORNA Codes; improve information sharing infrastructure and collaborative relationships within Tribal agencies; externally with local jurisdictions and other federally-recognized Tribes maintain technology investments including software licenses and kiosk maintenance; and identify opportunities to enhance community awareness and provide training to law enforcement and court personnel in support of SORNA. ca/ncf