Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $117,060)
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 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will use SMART FY 14 AWA grant funds to remain compliant with SORNA requirements. With the funds, the Tribe will be able to resolve jurisdictional overlap including information technology; address infrastructure concerns, such as data sharing and retrieval limitations; and create a consistent training program with knowledgeable enforcement officers. ca/ncf