Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $139,122)
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.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) will use grant funds to maintain compliance with SORNA requirements. The SRPMIC's Police Department (SRPD) has been unable to perform necessary research to locate required documentation to verify sex offender convictions, and without the documentation, arrests cannot be made and information cannot be entered into Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System (TTSORS). SMART's FY 14 AWA grant funds will support SRPMIC's efforts to maintain compliance by using grant funds to purchase equipment, a vehicle, and programming and training support. ca/ncf