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 Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin proposes to use grant funds to improve public offender registry systems to: support and maintain SORNA compliance by increasing the number of Police Officers trained on SORNA compliance to eight; to maintain current collaborative partnerships addressing victim and public safety and increasing its collaborative partnerships from four to six; and to implement training for 120 non-law enforcement personnel on the Reservation with bi-annual training. ca/ncf