Wyandotte Nation awarded SMART grant

The Wyandotte Nation was awarded $319,634 in grant funds from the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) for the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program.

The grant funds will afford the Tribe an opportunity to maintain their sex offender registry and participate in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. This three year project will also assist the Tribe by providing a full-time SORNA officer, a database to collect data, a community education program on sex offender topics and safety planning, and a fingerprint identification reader.

For more information on the program, please visit https://smart.ojp.gov/.

The SMART Office was authorized in the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The SMART Office provides jurisdictions with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act, and provides technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments and to public and private organizations. The SMART Office also tracks important legislative and legal developments related to sex offenders and administers grant programs related to the registration, notification and management of sex offenders.

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