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NCJ Number: 251007 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Bay Mills Indian Community
Date Published: May 2012
Page Count: 3
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 Bay Mills Indian Community’s (Michigan) 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 26, 2011, the Bay Mills Indian Community submitted a “substantial implementation package” to the SMART Office that included a Memorandum of Agreement between the Bay Mills Indian Community and the State of Michigan, a statement of policies and procedures related to SORNA provisions, and the Bay Mills Indian Community Sex Offender Registration Ordinance. In addition, email and phone correspondence with the Bay Mills Indian Community’s Legal Department filled gaps in information relevant to SORNA. After reviewing these materials, the SMART Office concluded that the Bay Mills Indian Community has substantially implemented SORNA provisions. In rendering this decision, the SMART Office comments that “the Bay Mills Indian Community has worked diligently and comprehensively to implement SORNA in a way that makes sense for its community.” The SORNA provisions substantially implemented pertain to immediate transfer of sex offender registration to relevant parties and jurisdictions, tiering of sex offenses, required registration information, where registration is required, initial registration (timing and notice), retroactive classes of offenders for initial registration, keeping the registration current, verification/appearance requirements, public registry website requirements, community notification, when a sex offender fails to appear for registration, and when a jurisdiction has information that a sex offender may have absconded.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): American Indians; Federal legislation; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Michigan; 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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