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The Seminole Nation SORNA Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $335,843)

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 Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will enhance staffing resources by providing one additional officer, supporting training for staff, and purchasing equipment needed to access rural areas. Project goals include: 1) Increase sex offender compliance by continuing multi-agency cooperation to track, identify, and register non-compliant and absconded offenders; 2) Collaborate with other law enforcement agencies to effectively use resources and personnel to maintain the SORNA Program and the compliance of the sex offenders; and 3 increase public awareness of the SORNA program and educate the public in sex offender behaviors.


Date Created: September 14, 2016