Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $340,000)
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 Fort Peck Assinibione and Sioux Tribes Sex Offender Registry program will use grant funds to: 1) enhance a Tribal Sex Offender Registration Program as a substantially implemented Tribal registration jurisdiction with two Compliance Officers using Tribes and Territory Sex Offender Registry (TTSORS) to input sex offender data; 2) continue to collect sex offender biometric data, conduct palm print/finger print scan and collect and submit DNA on sex offenders to FBI Crime lab; 3) facilitate a collaborative response to all sex offenders and information sharing between jurisdictions to ensure all sex offenders are registered, monitored and in compliance; and 4) identify training for law enforcement, other criminal justice agencies and the community in order to improve public safety. ca/ncf