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NCJ Number: 251003 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: United States Virgin Islands
Date Published: September 2012
Page Count: 8
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 the U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI‘s) implementation of the provisions of the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Abstract: The SMART Office is responsible for monitoring and assisting States’ and U.S. territories’ implementation of SORNA. On July 23, 2012, USVI requested an official review by the SMART Office of its sex offender registration legislation. In addition, email and phone correspondence with the Office of the Attorney General helped fill gaps in information. This review of the submitted materials followed the outline of the SMART Office’s Substantial Implementation Checklist-Revised, which contains 14 sections that address the SORNA requirements. Under each of these sections, this report indicates whether or not USVI meets SORNA requirements of that section or deviates from the requirements in some way. Based on its review of the materials provided, the SMART Office determined that the USVI has “substantially” implemented SORNA. Although the USVI has substantially implemented SORNA provisions, this review encourages the USVI to continue its focus on a “full” implementation of SORNA requirements. The SMART Office offers its assistance in developing a strategy for addressing each deviation from full implementation. Appended USVI relevant 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; Territories; US Virgin Islands
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