Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $336,953)
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.
With SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds, the Santo Domingo Tribe will be able to hire a Sex Offender Registration (SOR) Coordinator to commit to the Tribes SORNA efforts. The grant funds will also assist the Tribe in developing a Tribal Community Justice Work Group (CJWG) that will be able to assist the Tribal Council SORNO Task Force in the development of substantial implementation in the Santo Domingo community. Both the SOR Coordinator and the CJWG will be presented with a specialized training program that will focus on sex offender maintenance, registration, and tracking. ca/ncf