Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $300,000)
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 Shoshone Paiute Tribes (SPT) will utilize these grant funds to continue and expand operation of the SPT SORNA Office on the Duck Valley Reservation. The Tribes are continuing to grow and request assistance in moving into the next phase of the project. The Tribes' goal is to improve their SORNA Office's effectiveness by updating SORNA Compliance Standards on Duck Valley Indian Reservation; implementing training for key community members; developing counseling resources; and maintaining funding for staff and operations. ca/ncf