Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $328,512)
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 order to ensure compliance with SORNA requirements, the Crow Tribe of Indians aims to use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to strengthen multi-jurisdictional partnerships to facilitate efficient communication, collaboration, and coordination of relevant information and resources. In addition, the Crow Tribe of Indians seeks to improve its registration program to now identify, monitor, and collect biometric data for sex offenders residing, working, attending school, visiting, or moving through its land. The grant funds will also assist the Tribe to implement GPS monitoring for offenders that have shown habitual traits of absconding behavior and pose a threat to the victim, or public. ca/ncf