Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $336,000)
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 Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe proposes to use grant funds to maintain the Sex Offender Registry Office; continue development of the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Code and Policy and Procedures Manual; support ongoing registration and monitoring of sex offenders for compliance; provide training to SORNA staff and law enforcement, tribal schools, programs and the community; and continue to establish cooperative relationships with outside jurisdictions.