Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)
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 Rosebud Sioux Tribe will work to enhance the current sex offender registry and conduct an assessment that will analyze the steps it has taken to create the current sex offender management effort that includes the registration and notification system. This will include an address verification project, outline of the information collected and the strategies to be used with the gathered data. The objective is to enhance the tribally developed registry. Activities include
a) review, analysis and enhancement of current tribal laws, procedures and policies that will assist the tribe to adopt the principles and minimum national standards to cover sex offenses and sex offenders.
b)the creation of specialized positions that function as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Criminal Division SORNA personnel to further the tribe's objectives. The main responsibility of these personnel will ensure that the objectives of the this grant are met and that progress is made towards the establishment of a sex offender registration and notification system.