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NCJ Number: 251011 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Chickasaw Nation
Date Published: April 2012
Page Count: 5
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 Chickasaw 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 July 11, the Chickasaw Nation submitted a “substantial implementation package” that included the completed substantial implementation checklist, SORNA-related policies and procedures, a Tribal Sex Offender Code, memoranda of understanding, and email and phone correspondence related to the implementation of SORNA provisions. After reviewing the substantial implementation package, the SMART Office determined that the Chickasaw Nation “has put forth exceptional work and effort in substantially implementing SORNA and enhancing its sex offender registration and notification system.” The substantial implementation of SORNA was achieved by the Chickasaw Nation in the following areas: the immediate transfer of sex offender registration 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; 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; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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