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NCJ Number: 250904 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: State of Kansas
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis; Program/Project Evaluation; Technical Assistance
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking’s (SMART’s) review of Kansas’ efforts to substantially implement the provisions of the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Abstract: On July 1, 2011, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) submitted a substantial implementation package that included a completed Substantial Implementation Checklist-Revised, the Kansas Offender Registration Act, the State v. Myers Supreme Court case and letter from the SMART Office that references retroactivity, the Kansas Offender Registration Handbook and KBI Policies, the Sex Offender Registry Tool database and public website documentation, SORNA Exchange Portal Information, Child Placement Agency information, and two sample tribal Memoranda of Agreement and information on Kansas’ working relationship with tribes in the State and tribal contact information. After examining these materials, the SMART Office concluded that Kansas has substantially implemented SORNA provisions. In its concluding comments, the review requests that Kansas keep the SMART Office informed of the progress of improvement to its public sex offender registry website, as well as progress in the customization of the Sex Offender Registry Tool. Appended Kansas offense tiering review
Main Term(s): Policy analysis
Index Term(s): Federal legislation; Kansas; Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART); Sex Offender Registration; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; State laws
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