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Rosebud Sioux Tribe AWA/SORNA Program

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $327,396)

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.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe plans to continue working on the implementation of SORNA by meeting the following goals: (1) increase the educational knowledge of sex offenders residing within the jurisdiction; (2) continue to develop and enhance law enforcement and other criminal agencies' information sharing at all levels, including the local schools, as it relates to SORNA compliance and accountability; (3) enhance Tribal Policies regarding sex offender registry and notification; and (4) develop and implement training for law enforcement and other criminal justice agency personnel responsible for sex offender registration and compliance related to SORNA implementation within the Rosebud Indian Reservation jurisdiction. To help the Tribe achieve these goals, they plan to hire a new Sex Offender Registry Officer and Data Entry Clerk. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 10, 2013