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.
Santo Domingo Pueblo will utilize these grant funds by continuing to work on submitting required substantial implementation documents for review by the SMART Office; support community education sessions; create a SORNA working group to support the Tribe's implementation of the Adam Walsh Act; enhance the Tribe's registration jurisdiction's capacity to facilitate and maintain substantial implementation, by continuing to work with SORNA partners to support coordinated interagency efforts; maintain the Tribe's SORNA website; and collect, store, submit and analyze sex offender biometric data and DNA. ca/ncf