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To enable the Kiowa Tribe in purchasing necessary items to develop the infrastructure of the SORNA grant, establish its functions, and assist in coordinating interagency efforts to full implementation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $278,868)

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 Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is applying for the SMART FY 2011 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant in an effort to assist in the execution efforts of the federally mandated Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) requirements. The Kiowa Tribe will focus on the following specific strategies in an attempt to fully establish the mandated sex offender registry and implement all of the various registration requirements and components of the Act, for sex offenders traveling through "Indian Country" and Kiowa tribal lands. Those strategies are: 1) to enhance the infrastructure through the purchase of equipment to assist in SORNA registration requirements, which will also assist in the potential development of a Public Safety Office within the tribal structure; 2) to provide education on SORNA to the local tribal communitie and law enforcement agencies (state, county, and federal) on SORNA and its mandated requirements; 3) assist in the development of coordinated interagency efforts to fully implement SORNA in all areas of applicable jurisdiction, to include a multi-agency directory of SORNA registration sites in SW Oklahoma with accurate and current contact information; and 4) to support the creation of a formal tribal task force of SW Oklahoma SORNA jurisdictions that will share information, assist each other with community awareness events, provide guidance on implementation strategies, and assist in the creation of workable solutions to problems other jurisdictions may be experiencing with implementation issues.


Date Created: September 11, 2011