Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $150,000)
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 White Mountain Apache Tribe will use AWA grant funds to maintain ongoing SORNA activities including: 1) expansion of records management to prosecution and tribal courts for retroactive registration; 2) enhancing technological infrastructure to maintain compliance with SORNA guidelines in implementing the Tribal Access Program; 3) enhancing sex offender policy where tribal casinos are involved to include tracking sex offenders using Casino Player Club cards; and 4) maintaining collaboration with other jurisdictions and agencies to expand policy and tribal criminal code dealing with sex offenders in recreational sites on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation regarding registration, notification and management. ca/ncf