Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $108,417)
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 Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe will work on enhancing their tribal sex offender registry program. The goals for the project are to coordinate continued efforts with Federal, state and local governments focused on establishing/enhancing a multi-jurisdictional approach to monitoring, apprehending, registering and tracking sex offenders including Native Americans in the defined project service area; recruit volunteers to assist with project efforts; conduct extensive community outreach and education to include initiating a resource improvement survey; provide project staff with training; update the website; and enact a tribal sexual offender code and implementation plan.