Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $205,070)
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 White Mountain Apache Tribe has the following goals to meet SORNA requirements: 1) continue review and research of the Tribe's sex offender code development; 2) gather and enter sex offender data into the Tribe's sex offender registry; 3) consult and collaborate with other agencies regarding integration of the registry; 4) consult with entities on development of interagency agreements with the tribe; 5) continue implementation of the Tribe's registry procedures; 6) conduct regular meetings with local agencies; 7) monitor and evaluate project work; 8) submit SORNA implementation progress reports and grant project reports to the SMART Office; 9) conduct educational outreach activities; 10) educate newly-sworn tribal officials and members of the Law and Order Committee on SORNA requirements; and 11) revise the Law and Order Code with the adoption of the Sex Offender Code by Tribal Resolution.