Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $1 Million to Support Sex Offender Registries for Tribes

DOJ Also Awards $400,000 for Supervision Services for At-Risk Youth

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded more than $1 million in grants to tribes in North Dakota to help protect the public from convicted sex offenders. The funds are awarded through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program and will help the tribes maintain and enhance their sex offender registries. The details of the awards are as follows:

  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $400,000
  • Three Affiliated Tribes - $400,000
  • Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe - $235,032

“Today’s funds will help protect tribal members by enhancing tribal sex offender registrations, promoting collaboration across jurisdictions and expanding community awareness,” Hoeven said.    

In addition, DOJ has awarded $400,394 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, to support attendant care services for youth as an alternative to secure detention. There are nine attendant care sites across North Dakota, providing supervision for youth and connecting them and their families with support services in order to reduce entry into the juvenile justice or child welfare systems.