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SORNA Program of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $338,631)

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 Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation of Idaho and Nevada are working to support the efforts of the local tribal government, the Shoshone-Paiute Business Council of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, to continue efficient implementation of a sex offender registration and notification program as delineated by the Idaho and Nevada cooperative agreements addressing SORNA implementation. The tribes hope to carry out this goal by: (1) establishing and continuing to operate a tribal program to implement SORNA compliance for the Duck Valley Indian Reservation; (2) staffing the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes SORNA Program with a SORNA technician to carry out the duties of making quarterly reports to the Tribal CEO and Judicial Services to ensure that operational policies and procedures of the registration program are systematically sufficient and efficient for the cooperating, multijurisdictional law enforcement agencies; (3) staffing the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes SORNA Program with a SORNA Office Secretary to carry out general office tasks including, but not limited to, office management, data entry, data management, and generating the publication of announcements for public awareness presentations, communications with collaborating partners, and working with registrants; (4) educating and training the legislative body, Tribal Business Council, on SORNA; (5) planning SORNA implementation activity and assessing needs for the Duck Valley Reservation in program design; (6) enacting ordinance or code and SORNA controls with the Tribal Business Council; (7) establishing and updating negotiated cooperative agreements with the states of Idaho and Nevada for SORNA compliance; (8) registering sex offenders and continuing to implement the designed program; and (9) providing education and training to the general public through psychologists versed in working with sex offenders and the public to increase awareness about SORNA and sex offender dynamics.


Date Created: August 29, 2012