Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $359,263)
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 Winnebago Tribe plans to enhance and maintain jurisdictional implementation of SORNA by improving infrastructure to facilitate the Tribe's ability to identify and ensure registration and recordkeeping of sex offenders is current at all times time; enhance internal staff hiring through research and education toward a multi-disciplinary cultural approach that includes professional development for staff and tribal leaders; and continue to communicate with other Tribes and municipalities to share SORNA information/implementation strategies. ca/ncf