Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $280,145)
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 Pueblo of Acoma seeks to use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to achieve five goals: (1) upgrade IT infrastructure to enhance compatibility; (2) create a system for information sharing and data exchange; (3) convey the intent and purposes of unwritten laws into policies and procedures; (4) educate the community about access into the Sex Offender Registry; and (5) train staff members on the policies and procedures of registration, tracking, and monitoring. Achieving these five goals will allow the Pueblo of Acoma to improve the progression of its SORNA program. ca/ncf