Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $355,597)
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 Shoshone-Paiute Tribes aim to improve their SORNA office effectiveness by filling key service gaps on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes will use grant funds to: (1) purchase necessary technological equipment; (2) create additional training on the function of the SORNA office among key community members, school officials, healthcare workers, and court officials; and (3) develop prevention and community education strategies through collaboration with logical community organizations across the Reservation. ca/ncf