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NCJ Number: 251010 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 7
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 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s (South Dakota) 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 25, 2013, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe submitted a “substantial implementation package” that included background information on the tribe and its criminal justice system, policies and procedures regarding sex offender registration, its sex offender registration law, and other relevant laws. Based on its review of these materials, the SMART Office concluded that the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has substantially implemented SORNA’s provisions. In reporting this decision, the SMART Office also commented that “the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has put forth exceptional work and effort in adopting SORNA provisions and establishing a sex offender registration program.” Substantial compliance with SORNA provisions was achieved in the following areas: 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 offenders for initial registration, keeping the registration current, verification/appearance requirements, frequency of registration, public registry website requirements, community notification, when a sex offender fails to appear for registration, and when a jurisdiction has information tat 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; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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