Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $35,081)
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 Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe aims to enable the Tribe to fulfill its commitment to implement SORNA and its provisions. With the FY 2017 AWA grant funds, the Tribe proposes replacing aging and unreliable equipment and to provide training for two staff responsible for SORNA implementation. ca/ncf