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NCJ Number: 251002 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: State of Tennessee
Date Published: September 2011
Page Count: 14
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 Tennessee’s implementation of the provisions of the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Abstract: This review focuses on the efforts of Tennessee to enact legislation and implement policies that comply with SORNA provisions as indicated in the State’s “substantial implementation submission package” submitted to the SMART Office by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) on July 6, 2011. The SMART Office is responsible for monitoring and assisting States’ and U.S. territories’ implementation of SORNA. Tennessee’s package of materials included a completed copy of the Substantial Implementation Checklist that SMART provided Tennessee’s government officials as a guide for the substantial implementation of SORNA. Also included in the package were relevant State statutes, policies, and procedures. SMART’s review of these materials followed the outline of its Substantial Implementation Checklist-Revised, which contains 14 sections that address the SORNA requirements. Under each section, the review indicates whether Tennessee meets the SORNA requirements. Where deviations from a SORNA provision are substantial, this is noted in this report. After reviewing the materials in Tennessee’s package, this report concludes that “the State of Tennessee has substantially implemented SORNA.” The report notes, however, that there are SORNA provisions that have not yet been “fully” met, but they are not deviations sufficiently serious to deny the State the status of “substantial implementation” of SORNA. The TBI is encouraged to contact the SMART Office for assistance in developing a strategy for adopting the remaining SORNA provisions. Appended relevant Tennessee State statutes
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; SMART Resources; State laws; Tennessee
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