Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $235,151)
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 Crow Tribe, home to the Apsaalooke Nation, continues to work towards SORNA implementation. The grant project will support ongoing implementation efforts and includes the following objectives: (1) develop a Sex Offender Registration and Notification Ordinance (SORNO) special unit within law enforcement tasked with registering and monitoring sex offenders; (2) re-establish the Crow SORNO Task Force to guide the implementation of the Crow SORNO Program to ensure compliance with the SORNA provisions of the Adam Walsh Act; (3) establish multi-jurisdictional partnerships to facilitate efficient communication, collaboration, and coordination of relevant information and resources for SORNA enforcement; (4) develop a comprehensive sex offender registration program that will identify and monitor sex offenders residing, working, attending school, visiting, or moving through the Apsaalooke Nation; and (5) create a public website to collect and organize relevant sex offender registration data to better monitor and track sex offenders and provide community notifications.