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NCJ Number: 251001 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: State of South Dakota
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis; Legislation/Policy Description; Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) presents the findings and recommendations of its review of South Dakota’s implementation of the provisions of the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Abstract: This review focuses on the efforts of South Dakota to enact legislation and implement policies that comply with SORNA provisions as indicated in South Dakota’s “substantial implementation submission package” submitted to the SMART Office in April 2010. The SMART Office is responsible for monitoring and assisting States’ and U.S. territories’ implementation of SORNA. South Dakota’s package of materials included a completed Substantial Implementation Checklist that SMART provided South Dakota’s government officials as a guide for the substantial implementation of SORNA. Also included in the package were relevant State statutes, various legislative bills that were to go into effect July 1, 2010, a letter from the State’s Division of Criminal Investigation regarding information-sharing capabilities, and a draft Joint Powers Agreement with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Based on a review of this package of materials, the SMART Office determined that South Dakota has “substantially” implemented SORNA, including efforts to improve its sex offender registration and notification system in accordance with SORNA standards. Although “substantial” implementation of SORNA has occurred in South Dakota, this report notes several provisions of SORNA the State must address in order to “fully” adopt some SORNA provisions. The SMART Office offers assistance to the State in developing a strategy for fully adopting all of SORNA’s provisions.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Federal legislation; Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART); Sex Offender Registration; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; South Dakota; State laws
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