Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $394,412)
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 Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe intends to improve its public sex offender registry system to support its compliance of SORNA requirements. The Tribe plans to (1) enhance tribal functions necessary for successful SORNA program implementation; (2) enhance access to law enforcement and criminal justice agency training; (3) enhance tribal infrastructure to assist in program implementation; (4) enhance law enforcement and other criminal justice agency information-sharing in regards to program implementation; (5) enhance efforts to address victim and public safety; and (6) develop a sustainability plan. ca/ncf