Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $101,982)
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 Hopi Tribe will use FY 2017 AWA grant funds to maintain the SORNA implementation and enhance the safety and security of the Hopi Tribe by registering and monitoring sex offenders living, working or attending school within the Tribes boundaries. The Tribe will use grant funds to continue to support a dedicated SORNA Compliance Specialist, responsible for registering and monitoring sex offenders. The Compliance Specialist will also be responsible for providing community outreach throughout the reservation. ca/ncf