Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $298,077)
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 Tohono O'odham Nation plans to use FY 2017 AWA grant funds to reach full compliance with all SORNA provisions while maintaining culturally appropriate enhancements for the community. The Tohono Oodham Nation intends to maximize personnel to cover the needs of victims and the communities for notification and education of the public. Monthly progress and performance measures will be strictly monitored by the SORNA Project Manager and corrected if notable changes or negative impacts occur.