Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $168,722)
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 Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will create a SORNA Coordinator position to implement their goals of (1) maintaining and enhancing operations through continued communication with the SMART office, other registration jurisdictions, and local law enforcement agencies; (2) developing increased public awareness about the tribe's SORNA program; (3) updating and revising the records system and Tribal Code, policies and procedures; and (4) keeping police department staff trained and updated about changes to SORNA. The tribe has identified some of the methods through which the SORNA Coordinator will achieve these goals. ca/ncf