Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $355,000)
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 Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will use grant funds to continue implementation of sex offender registry to ensure compliance of SORNA, provide community education through community forums, improve notification system for victims and community members prior to a sex offender relocating to their community, and review and revise tribal court laws that address sex offender offenses. ca/ncf