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White Mountain Apache Tribe''s AWA/SORNA Implementation Planning Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $260,719)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support compliance with 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 White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) will establish a sex offender registration program in compliance with the requirements of the SORNA. In order to accomplish this goal, the WMAT will: (1) revise the WMA Tribal Law and Order Code to establish tribal policies and procedures for the registration of sex offenders; (2) develop a strategy to register and manage sex offenders who reside, work and attend schools on the Reservation; (3) participate in consultation with other tribal entities on future collaborative efforts/agreements and; 4) conduct outreach on the reservation to inform the public about SORNA implementation and related issues.


Date Created: September 11, 2008