Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $207,513)
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 Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians is planning to increase sex offender compliance by developing a Multi-Agency Sex Offender Response Team to track, identify, and register non-compliant and absconded offenders. The team will be made up of one officer from each agency involved, and grant money will help buy equipment for this team. The Tribe will also purchase software to facilitate the collection and sharing of registration information, send officers to sex offender related trainings and develop a public awareness and education program. ca/ncf