Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $315,913)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) will use grant funds to sustain and enhance the effectiveness of its sex offender registry program by:
1) Reevaluating KBIC's sex offender registry laws to enforce the essential requirements of sex offender registration, and modify locally established rules and regulations such as the creation of safe zones and minimum distance requirements so that these optional rules are able to be practically and equitably enforced between native and non-native offenders with the cooperation of state and federal agencies.
2) Working with the L'Anse and Baraga school systems to address the changing nature of sex offender registration for currently registered offenders.
3) Continuing to work with new or returning sex offenders through a program of re-acclimation to the community by working with the social services and medical center to treat non-native as well as native offenders.
4) Enhancing community awareness, and training law enforcement and all other users with access to criminal history information, by keeping the community informed regarding the current status of the sex offender registry and any changes to registry laws.