Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $500,000)
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Training and Technical Assistance Program focuses on providing training and technical assistance to state, local and tribal jurisdictions for the purpose of developing systems to substantially implement SORNA of the Adam Walsh Act (42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq.). The FY 2011 SORNA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Program will support training and technical assistance regarding multidisciplinary sex offender management. The goals of the program are to provide targeted training and technical assistance to identified tribes that need assistance developing SORNA tools, including criminal codes and policies and procedures systems.
The Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), Criminal Justice Center for Innovation, will provide training and technical assistance on SORNA implementation issues, particularly in the area of needs and system assessments, and provide guidance on how to write grants to support substantial implementation projects and activities. This targeted training and technical assistance will enhance tribal capacity to identify areas of critical need with reference to SORNA implementation; this, in turn, will support tribal jurisdictions' efforts to develop effective SORNA implementation strategies. The FVTC will also partner with eight primary consultants, tribal TTA provider organizations, universities, and associations for implementation of this project; provide targeted on-site technical assistance to seven tribes and the development and dissemination of additional field tools and/or publications; and participation in the 2012 National Symposium.