Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $211,258)
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 overarching goal of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, Department of Public Safety (WSDPS) with regard to SORNA implementation is, sex offender management. The agency will promote public safety through a comprehensive approach to sex offender management within Tribal areas. The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, Department of Public Safety (WSDPS) will continue to fund a new hire for the position of SORNA Compliance Officer, equip and train staff and implement methods and processes for engaging collaborative community partnerships. ca/ncf