Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $400,000)
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 Three Affiliated Tribes (TAT), proposes to continue its efforts toward substantial implementation of SORNA and enhancement of the its Sex Offender Registry. Grant funds will continue to support two full-time staff, acquisition of updated computer equipment and metal notification signage to indicate the boundaries of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The tribe will continue collaboration with North Dakota Attorney General/BCI and ISORMAC, and strengthen working relationships and information sharing with local, state and federal law enforcement and other relevant agencies.