Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $279,872)
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.
In hopes of protecting the children, adult, and elders in its community, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin seeks to improve the current Sex Offender Registry systems by supporting and maintaining SORNA compliance. The Tribe will increase the amount of trained officers, create training programs for non-law enforcement agencies on the Reservation with bi-annual trainings provided to 120 individuals, and enhance jurisdictional efforts by maintaining current as well as increasing collaborative partnerships. ca/ncf