Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $321,629)
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 Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes (Fort Peck Tribes) will create two
Compliance Officer positions to enhance the tribal sex offender registration program. Additionally, the Fort Peck Tribes will begin to collect sex offender biometric data, conduct palm print and fingerprint scans, and collect and submit the DNA to the FBI crime lab. The SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds will also assist the Fort Peck Tribes in the development of training programs to improve public safety and educate tribal law enforcement, community, and other criminal justice agencies. ca/ncf