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.
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will use the FY 2017 AWA grant funds to address efforts to attain substantial implementation of SORNA on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. By the end of each project year, the Red Lake Sex Offender Registry Office will conduct SORNA activities to identify at least 100 sex offenders at Red Lake, and increase the number of community reporting of sex offender presence on the reservation by at least 25%, by hiring a full-time compliance officer and full-time law enforcement officer to conduct regular residency and employment check; continue to explore ways to resolve the issue with not being able to access NCIC; conduct and attend at least four education and training sessions for identified staff of Red Lake within the state of Minnesota; and continue to collaborate with partner agencies such as Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The grantee plans to specifically use the FY 2017 AWA to support personnel and travel to trainings for personnel.