Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $315,568)
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 Rosebud Sioux Tribe will use grant funds to support community awareness activities to increase knowledge of sex offender registration requirements; enhance collaboration with law enforcement and other criminal agencies by maintaining information sharing at local, state and federal level; and provide training for law enforcement and other criminal justice agency personnel related to SORNA Implementation within the Rosebud Indian Reservation jurisdiction. ca/ncf