Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $300,000)
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.
During this grant period, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will work with State officials to determine how they can bridge gaps to retain compliance with the SORNA standards that they have adopted through acceptance of their sentencing and supervision standards. The Menominee SOR Officer will continue to participate in the multi-disciplinary task force which focuses on juvenile victims of crime, and collaborate on sex offense victimizations. ca/ncf