Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $57,000)
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 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (Colony) will use grant funds to purchase digital finger and palm print equipment (live scan) in order to meet SORNA requirements. The purchase of the live scan will allow the Colony to obtain digital finger and palm print data for all sex offenders required to register with the Colony; thus, allowing for electronic submission of this information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC). ca/ncf