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DOJ awards $1M in grants to tribes for sex offender monitoring





The Department of Justice has awarded more than $1 million in grants to five tribes in Washington.

The tribes will use the money in connection with sex offender monitoring on their reservations. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which is part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, authorizes tribes to develop registration systems.

“This funding will help ensure our partnerships with Tribal governments to help secure their communities,” U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan said in a press release. “Increased awareness will help protect our kids, teens and vulnerable adults, and prevent sex offenders from victimizing more people.”

The grants follow: Confederated Tribes of Chehalis ($62,855); Lummi Nation ($217,462); Quinault Nation ($302,905); Shoalwater Bay Tribe ($186,351) and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe ($394,412).

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Sex Offender Monitoring Program for Local Tribe (KGMI-TV 9/4)
Two Peninsula tribes get federal grants (The Peninsula Daily News 9/4)
Quinault and Shoalwater tribes receive federal grant for sex offender monitoring (KXRO Newsradio 9/4)