Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $274,415)
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 its community from perpetuating sex crimes, the Quinault Indian Nation plans to use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to implement various procedures. The grant funds will allow the Nation to retain necessary staff to maintain the Sex Offender Registry and Monitoring Program, provide onsite training for law enforcement personnel and other criminal justice agencies, enhance the consultation with Jefferson County to establish a working relationship for monitoring, and to lease a vehicle to provide sex offender checks, monitoring, and drug tests. The grant funds will also allow the Nation to implement, plan, and continue to develop the foundation of its Sex Offender Registry Program and ensure an improvement in public safety. ca/ncf