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Enhancing Programs to Ensure Continued SORNA Compliance

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $238,853)

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 Temoak Western Shoshone Law Enforcement and Department of Public Safety (WSDPS) grant project will support the following strategies: (1) equip and support staff in maintaining SORNA compliance; (2) promote public safety by reducing risk through sex offender management strategies; and (3) implement methods and processes for engaging partners. Activities associated with these strategies include the hiring of a sworn SORNA compliance officer, acquiring additional equipment for the new officer, and providing training for WSDPS staff, tribal personnel and tribal members regarding sex offender management and SORNA compliance.


Date Created: August 29, 2012