Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $343,636)
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 Chippewa Cree Tribe (CCT) plans to maintain SORNA compliance through development and enhancement of jurisdiction-wide implementation programs. In addition to this general goal, CCT will (1) support and enhance infrastructure by hiring new staff; (2) develop in-depth search capacity; (3) convert documents to digital format; and (4) collaborate and communicate with their coordinated partners. SMART FY 13 AWA grant funds will largely be used to fund a SORNA Project Coordinator, GIS Specialist and a legal position. ca/ncf