Tribes receive grant for sex offender registration
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs recently received a grant to support its implementation of the Adam Walsh Act.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs awarded $231,826 to the tribes "to continue the high-quality sex offender registration program that is currently in place ...," according to a news release.
The award was more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States. $3,350,381 will support public safety activities in the district of Oregon.
"Crime and violence hold families, friends and neighborhoods hostage, and they rip communities apart," said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan. "These programs help restore the health and safety of crime-ravaged communities by supporting prevention activities, aiding in the apprehension and prosecution of perpetrators, facilitating appropriate sentencing and adjudication, and providing communities and their residents the means for recovery and healing."
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