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NCJ Number: 251013 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Date Published: March 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 Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana’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 31, 2011, the Chitimacha Tribe submitted to the SMART Office a “substantial implementation package” that included background information on the Chitimacha Tribe’s criminal justice system; policies and procedures for sex offender registration; the Tribe’s sex offender registration law; and additional relevant tribal laws. SMART Office officials also had in hand email and telephone correspondence with a division administrator regarding the Tribe’s SORNA implementation. After reviewing this material, the SMART Office concluded that the Chitimacha Tribe has substantially implemented SORNA provisions. The review assessed the Tribe’s compliance with SORNA in the following areas: sex offenses included in the registry; the immediate transfer of registry information to appropriate jurisdictions; the tiering of sex offenses; required registration information; where registration is required; initial registration (timing and notice); retroactive classes of offenders 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/Registries; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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