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Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sex Offender Registry Office

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $247,291)

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 Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation (SWO) will use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to: (1) enhance registration and monitoring for compliance; (2) amend the Sex Offender Registration Code and Policy and Procedures Manual; (3) create an education program that engages the community in active dialogue about sex crimes; (4) maintain staff who are trained on SORNA compliance; and (5) enhance relationships with outside jurisdictions. These tasks will allow SWO to maintain compliance with SORNA requirements. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 16, 2014