Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $381,594)
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 Three Affiliated Tribes are continuing to work towards substantial implementation of SORNA. The Registration Specialist, Chief of Police, and Probation Director have developed the following goals and objectives to achieve SORNA compliance: (1) complete the composition of the working group and develop/implement a full meeting calendar; (2) fully implement the tier system for offenders, enhance timely recordkeeping and proper documentation through the purchase of a laptop for the Registration Specialist to use in the field; (3) increase collaboration and networking between other tribal SORNA registries by attending meetings/trainings sponsored by ISORMAC; and (4) facilitate an information sharing network with the State of North Dakota, Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and North Dakota Indian Tribes.