Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $274,248)
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 Skokomish Indian Tribe plans to (1) hire a SORNA Compliance Officer to help enforce sex offender registration laws; (2) increase community outreach and public awareness of sexual offenders in the community by developing new educational programs; and (3) provide a kiosk for which residents can access the registry site in the Tribal Center. ca/ncf