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NCJ Number: 251012 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation
Date Published: October 2013
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 Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’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 March 16, 2012, the Chippewa Cree Tribe submitted a “substantial implementation package,” which included a tribal code with reference to SORNA provisions, a policies and procedures manual on sex offender registration and notification procedures, memoranda of understanding with relevant agencies, copies of sex offender registration and notice forms, and email and phone correspondence with tribal staff. After reviewing this package of submitted materials, the SMART Office concluded that the Chippewa Cree Tribe has “put forth exceptional work and effort in substantially implementing SORNA and enhancing its sex offender registration and notification system.” The SORNA provisions implementation review focused on the immediate transfer of sex offender registry information to appropriate jurisdictions; sex offenses that must be included in the registry; the tiering of sex offenses; requirement of registration information; where registration is required; initial registration (timing and notice); retroactive classes of sex offenders to be included in 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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