Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $86,736)
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 Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation plans to utilize these grant funds to support two staff personnel and fringe benefits (Deputy Chief/Captain and Lead Dispatcher/Sex Offender Registration Coordinator; to attend the Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conference in 2016 and 2017, and the Kansas Offender Registration Working Group meeting twice a year; and identify hardware and software systems to utilize and maintain in order to stay up-to-date with LiveScan finger and palm print systems. ca/ncf