Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $184,680)
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 Yavapai-Apache Nation request for the 2016 Adam Walsh Program will allow the Nation to expand and enhance the SORNA program to meet the current and future needs. Activities will include: 1) expand the SORNA program to all areas of the Nation; 2) conduct training for police, prosecutors, courts and other departments that will be involved with implementation of Codes, Policies and Procedures and victim notification activities; 3) carry out community education; 4) work with other agencies; and 5) review and update SORNA Policies & Procedures.