Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $190,788)
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.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will use grant funds to: (1) continue implementing the Multi-Agency Sex Offender Response Team to track, identify, and register non-compliant and absconded offenders; (2) create a plan to increase public awareness of the SORNA program and provide access to the sex offender website for the tribal members and public at large; and (3) use specialized data collection software that can be expanded into a web-based site to collect data for tribes, cities, and counties. ca/ncf