Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $300,000)
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 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) proposed to use FY 2017 AWA funding to improve and expand the services of the CRST SORNA Program on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The proposed project will enhance program operations, allow for consistent maintenance of the sex offender registry and notification system and monitoring of sex offenders within the jurisdiction. Grant funds will help address the most critical challenges including need for community outreach and awareness activities, updated technology for accuracy in data collection and improved information sharing. ca/ncf