Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $59,945)
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 Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will utilize their FY 2016 grant funds to develop a functional program designed to implement and sustain SORNA by establishing a comprehensive system for the registration of sex offenders. The Tribe will also acquire equipment; train personnel; revise their policies and procedures to register and maintain sex offenders; update their website; and share information with other jurisdictions. ca/ncf