Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $101,037)
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 developing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support substantial implementation of 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 goal of the MBCI grant is to successfully maintain and enhance the Choctaw Band of Indians sex offender registration and notification program and to ensure that it fully complies with the requirements of the AWA and SORNA. To accomplish this, MBCI will identify outstanding SORNA requirements that need to be developed or implemented, identify and develop enhancements needed to the existing electronic sex offender registry, make additional records and data electronically accessible for inclusion in SORNA jurisdiction sex offender registries, and ensure victim and community safety.