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Implementation of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act requirements. Continuing the efforts of properly implementation of the SORNA requirements.

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $306,276)

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 Northern Arapaho Tribe is continuing with their tribal implementation process for SORNA. This process includes: 1) hiring and training one Compliance Officer (Public Safety Officer) for completing SORNA duties; 2) continuing to promote safety through the use of the SORNA Program Director and Compliance Officer (Public Safety Officer); 3) continuing to work with other jurisdictions through information sharing as it relates to sex offender registration, tracking, notification, compliance and accountability; 4) continuing to keep the Eastern Shoshone Tribe updated and knowledgeable of the program progress, as we share the Wind River Reservation land with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe; 5) locating a more suitable and secure office space for SORNA personnel; and 6) continuing to update and keep current records of all registered sex offenders within the jurisdiction. By the end of six months, the tribe plans to locate a more suitable and more secure office for SORNA personnel.


Date Created: September 11, 2012