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Seminole Police Department SORNA Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $272,535)

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 Seminole Police Department (SPD) is concluding the planning stage of its SMART initiative. SPD has five major goals for its SORNA Project: (1) implement the Tribe's SORNA Program by purchasing the necessary equipment and supplies, including computers, printers, webcams, electronic signature pads, automated fingerprint identification system scanners, Rapid I.D. equipment, and office panels; (2) carry out the SORNA information sharing requirements by sharing information and implementation strategies between tribes and jurisdictions; (3) develop a digitized method for maintaining all required SORNA registration information for sex offenders who reside in, work in, visit, or move through Tribal lands; (4) deliver culturally sensitive training, community education, and awareness presentations; (5) track the progress of the Seminole Tribe of Florida's SORNA Program. The Seminole Tribe of Florida expects to start registering and monitoring sex offenders residing in the Seminole reservations' jurisdictions by July 2011.


Date Created: August 28, 2011