Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $302,000)
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.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will utilize these grant funds for information sharing with other tribes and municipalities; develop in-depth physical and technical search capacities in order to identify and monitor sex offenders residing, working, visiting and going to school on the tribal land; and research and develop multi-disciplinary and culturally approaches to community education and notification as well as a professional staff and tribal leadership training component. ca/ncf