Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $287,662)
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 Kalispel Tribe of Indians (KTI) has three strategies to continue the SORNA implementation and compliance process. The first strategy is the operation of a core team representing the Tribal Justice System, including the Departments of Public Safety, Tribal Court, and Legal. The core team will have the capacity to make recommendations directly to Tribal Council. The second strategy is the continuance of funded positions under SORNA implementation: Compliance Officer, Paralegal, and Administrative Assistant. The third strategy is the use of a Core Advisor Team that will consist of key stakeholders, experts, and decision-makers from KTI's Departments of Legal, Tribal Court, Human Resources, Camas Path, and Tribal Gaming Authority to assist with problem-solving, editing, revising and administering SORNA related changes to the Kalispel Law & Order Code and language changes affecting applicable KTI documents and notifications.