Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $32,500)
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 Tulalip Tribes of Washington are seeking support for grant funding to complete development and implementation of the Tulalip Tribes Sex Offender Registration Ordinance. This will be the beginning of the Tulalip Tribes managing their own Registered Sex Offender (RSO) program. In order for the Tulalip Tribes Police Department to properly implement the RSO Ordinance, it is essential for them to obtain the proper equipment such as a Live Scan to record finger prints and track the criminal history of sex offenders. In addition to acquiring necessary equipment, the Tulalip Tribes Police Department will use funding to train officers to operate the Live Scan properly as well as maintain a Registered Sex Offender website.