Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $109,535)
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 Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation (CTWS) initiated registration of convicted sex offenders in April 2008. The challenges faced by CTWS are financial as they are faced with one of the worst economic situations since inception. The CTWS project intends to: (1) increase identification of state and federal sex offenses by 10%; (2) increase the identification and location of sex offenders convicted prior to the Adam Walsh Act by 20%; (3) implement a program to verify the addresses of 100% of the convicted sex offenders registered on the reservation; (4) implement a program to identify 100% of visiting sex offenders to the reservation; (5) implement a program to educate at least 50% of the public about the sex offender registration program; (6) implement a program to educate at least 40% of the residents of the reservation on the procedures of how to access the sex offender website; (7) draft and disseminate a safety concerns questionnaire to 100% of the residents of CTWS; (8) provide continued education for 100% of the tribal judges, probation officers, correction officers, and tribal police officers; and (9) provide continued education for 100% of elementary school teachers, tribal counseling officers, tribal health officers, and the victims of crimes staff.