Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $130,364)
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 Pueblo of Santa Ana will implement a project that consists of several activities to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The Pueblo of Santa Ana will create a computer-based sex offender registry and this activity includes the hiring of personnel, the purchase of equipment, and the installation and operation of a registry as required by the Adam Walsh Act. One of the activities include working on a Tribal Ordinance that will be named the Pueblo of Santa Ana Sex Offender Registration and Notification Ordinance. Another activity will be to negotiate with the Sandoval County Sheriff's Department on a Memorandum of Understanding. Legal and policy issues exist for handling County-issued warrants for violations of the New Mexico Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by sex offenders living within lands under the jurisdiction of the Santa Ana Pueblo who work or attend school outside these lands.