Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $198,247)
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.
In an effort to implement SORNA, the Chippewa Cree Tribe (CCT) will develop and enhance its SORNA implementation programs and functions by: (1) updating, drafting and revising tribal codes as necessary and providing training on newly enacted sex offender registry codes; (2) hiring a Program Coordinator to complete registration duties; (3) enhancing infrastructure for implementation of SORNA through purchase of information technology equipment and a records management system; and (4) providing support for coordinated interagency efforts to substantially implement SORNA requirements.