Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $396,587)
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (42 U.S.C. § 16909, et seq.; Pub. L. 113-235, 128 Stat. 2130, 2193) 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 Northern Arapaho Tribe plans to: 1) employ an Administrative Assistant to assist the Public Safety Program Officer Director/Compliance Officer, 2) promote public safety through the use of the Wind River SORNA Program Director/Compliance Officer; 3) continue to work with other jurisdictions through information sharing as it relates to sex offender registration, tracking, notification, compliance and accountability; 4) continue to keep the Eastern Shoshone Tribe updated and knowledgeable of the program progress since they share the Wind River Reservation; 5) continue to attend SORNA Containment Meetings with other jurisdictional personnel; and 6) continue to update and keep current records of all registered sex offenders within the jurisdiction. ca/ncf