Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $348,303)
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 San Carlos Apache Tribe will utilize grant funds to build law enforcement capacity to implement SORNA. Grant funds will support a Sex Crimes Investigator position responsible for registering, monitoring and tracking sex offenders as well as completing investigations of sexual assault crimes on the San Carlos Apache reservation. The tribe will also purchase updated technology, including Spillman Technologies law enforcement information sharing software, and a digital finger/palm print scanner, to support SORNA implementation efforts and sex offender registration compliance. A patrol vehicle will also be purchased for use by the Sex Crimes Investigator.