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Tohono O’odham Receives Nearly $215,000 in Federal Grant Money to Support Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – Today, U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced that $214,481 in additional grant funds will be made available to the Tohono O’odham Nation to support, maintain, and refine jurisdiction-wide SORNA programs and functions.  These funds will assist in improving victim notification services and in increasing service capacity by hiring a SORNA specialist. The grant funds were awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (“BJA”), which is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (“OJP”).

     “We are committed to protecting the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children,” said U.S. Attorney Leonardo.  “We encourage all agencies to be proactive and apply for future grant funding through our Office of Justice Programs.”

Additional information about BJA and its programs is available at:

Information about OJP and its programs can be found at:


RELEASE NUMBER:   2015-065_TOHONO O GRANT (2015-AW-BX-0011)


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Updated August 17, 2018

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