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NCJ Number: 251008 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis; Legislation/Policy Description; 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 Bois Fore Band of Chippewa’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 May 28, 2011, The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa submitted a “substantial implementation package” to the SMART Office that included background information on the tribe and its criminal justice system, policies and procedures regarding sex offender registration, the tribe’s sex offender registration law, and other relevant additional laws. Also included in the package of materials were relevant forms and memoranda of agreements with other law enforcement agencies, and email and phone correspondence with tribal representatives regarding laws and procedures related to SORNA provisions. After reviewing this material, the SMART Office concluded that “the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has put forth exceptional work and effort in adopting SORNA and improving its sex offender registration and notification system.” The SORNA provisions substantially implemented by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa pertain to the immediate transfer of sex offender information, sex offenses that must be included in the registry, the tiering of sex offenses, required registration information, where registration is required, initial registration (timing and notice), retroactive classes of sex 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; Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART); Sex Offender Registration/Registries; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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