Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $89,023)
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 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. principal territories 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.
This project will enhance ongoing SORNA compliance, help sustain the efficacy and viability of the jurisdiction's sex offender registration and notification program and assist with enhancing Modoc Tribal jurisdiction overall sex offender management strategy. There will be 3 SORNA requirements that will be enhanced as a result of the proposed project: 1. Develop in-depth search capacity (physical and technical) to identify and monitor sex offenders residing, working, visiting; moving through the area. This goal falls into line with the SORNA objective of improving public sex offender registry systems to support and maintain SORNA compliance. 2. Communicate with other Tribes and jurisdictions to share information/implementation strategies and resolve critical multi-jurisdictional challenges, and 3. Develop multi-disciplinary culturally appropriate approaches on community education and notification to include professional staff/Tribal leadership training component and enhance jurisdiction efforts to address victim and public safety, registering/reporting increased number of offenders and put more sex offenders in compliance and identify non-compliance sex offenders. ca/ncf