Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $240,389)
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.
To better protect its members the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be setting up its own program for Sex Offender Registration and Notification. Resources to plan, implement and administer the program will be needed to insure its success. Grant funds will be used to obtain codes, laws, policies and procedures from other jurisdictions and agencies. These will act as a model from which the Nation will be able to write its codes, policies and procedures. Because expertise is needed in the sex offender area, program funds will be used to contract with a specialist to coordinate the information and write the codes, policies and procedures. Program funds will also be used to purchase equipment that is compatible to TTSORS, including hardware and connecting equipment.