Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $391,301)
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 Crow Tribe seeks to maintain and enhance its SORNA efforts with FY 2017 AWA grant funds. The tribe proposes to maintain SORNA implementation by continuing support for registry personnel, enhancing information sharing, strengthening the current sex offender risk assessment system, and providing services to victims of sexual violence with the addition of a full-time victim assistance specialist. ca/ncf