Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $310,110)
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.
Northern Arapaho Tribe proposes to use AWA grant funds to hire a certified law enforcement officer to work with the SORNA Director/Compliance Officer when conducting compliance checks and other SORNA related duties and to further secure the Wind River (WR) SORNA Office with bullet resistant material. In addition, the Tribe will seek to digitize files and implement electronic signing ability.
These activities will improve the ability of the Wind River SORNA Office to address officer and public safety and improve the sex offender registry systems used to support and maintain SORNA compliance.