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NCJ Number: 251006 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Ak-Chin Indian Community
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis; Legislative/Regulatory Material; Report (Study/Research); 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 Ak-Chin Indian Community’s (Arizona) 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 29, 2013, the Ak-Chin Indian Community submitted to the SMART Office a SORNA substantial implementation package that included a tribal code, a policies and procedures manual, a memorandum of agreement with the State of Arizona, a description of the community and the criminal justice system, and copies of sex offender registration and notice forms. In addition, email and phone correspondence with the Ak-Chin Police Department and General Counsel informed the review of the Ak-Chin Community’s efforts to substantially implement SORNA’s provisions. After reviewing these materials, the SMART office concluded that the Ak-Chin Indian Community has “put forth exceptional work and efforts in substantially implementing SORNA and improving its sex offender registration and notification system.” This substantial implementation of SORNA has occurred in the following areas: 1) immediate transfer of information to other jurisdictions regarding a sex offender’s registration information; 2) offenses that must be included in the sex offender registry; 3) tiering of sex offenses; 4) required registration information; 5) where registration is required; 6) initial registration (timing and notice); 7) retroactive classes of sex offenders for initial registration; 8) keeping registration current; 9) verification/appearance requirements; 10) public registry website requirements; 11) community notification; 12) when a sex offender fails to appear for registration; and 13) when a jurisdiction has information that a sex offender may have absconded.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): American Indians; Arizona; Federal legislation; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART); Sex Offender Registration; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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