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NCJ Number: 250907 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: State of Michigan
Date Published: May 2011
Page Count: 6
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 Michigan’s efforts to substantially implement the provisions of the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Abstract: The SMART Office is tasked with administering and monitoring U.S. States’ and other U.S. jurisdictions’ implementation of SORNA provisions. As part of this effort, the SMART Office reviewed the substantial implementation package sent to the SMART Office by the Michigan Department of State Police on April 19, 2011. The package includes a completed Substantial Implementation Checklist, relevant State statutes, the Criminal Justice Information Center Sex Offender Registry and Enforcement Unit policy, current and planned sex offender registry system documentation, current and planned public sex offender registry website documentation, and the Michigan State Police memorandum of agreement with Indian tribes located within the State. This review of Michigan’s effort to implement SORNA provisions concludes that although the effort to implement SORNA is commendable, there are a few SORNA provisions that require attention. One issue of concern is the exclusion from the public sex offender registry of Tier I registrants convicted of offenses that involve minors. This review notes that Michigan is currently improving its Criminal Justice Information Network and public sex offender registry to meet all of SORNA’s information-sharing requirements.
Main Term(s): Policy analysis
Index Term(s): Federal legislation; Michigan; 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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