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NCJ Number: 251009 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Cherokee Nation
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; 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 Cherokee Nation’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 June 9, 2011, the Cherokee Nation submitted a “substantial implementation package” of SORNA-related materials that included pending legislation to switch to an offense-based tiering structure for sex offenses; the Cherokee Nation Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act Policies and Procedures Manual; background information on the Tribe and its criminal justice system; policies and procedures related to sex offender registration; the Tribe’s sex offender registration law; and other relevant additional laws. Forms and memoranda of agreements with other law enforcement agencies were also included in the package, along with pertinent email and phone correspondence with the Assistant Attorney General for the Cherokee Nation. After reviewing the package material, the SMART Office concluded that the Cherokee Nation has substantially implemented SORNA provisions. The areas in which this substantial implementation occurred are immediate transfer of information on sex offenders, sex offenses that must be included in the registry, tiering of sex offenses, required registration information, where registration is required, initial registration (timing and notice), retroactive classes of offenders, 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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