Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $88,874)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) 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 Muscogee (Creek) Nation will develop and implement a sex offender registry program that will work to ensure victim and public safety. Program staff will assess the sex offender population within the Tribe's jurisdiction and register all identified offenders. Tribal laws and criminal code will be updated and implemented and registration policies and procedures will be finalized.