Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $198,181)
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 Seneca Cayuga Nation proposes to use FY 2017 AWA grant funds to hire and train a full-time SORNA Coordinator to oversee, maintain and expand the program. Proposed activities include registering sex offenders within the Nations jurisdiction, monitoring court proceedings, participating in the regional Working Group, conducing community outreach, and continued partnership development with other jurisdictions. The Seneca-Cayuga Nation will update and maintain its policies, procedures, and codes in accordance with SORNA requirements throughout the two year project period. ca/ncf