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NCJ Number: 251016 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Colorado River Indian Tribe
Date Published: July 2013
Page Count: 6
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 Colorado River Indian Tribe’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 7, 2011, the Colorado River Indian Tribe submitted to the SMART Office a “substantial implementation package” that included background information on the Tribe and its criminal justice system; tribal policies and procedures regarding sex offender registration; the Tribe’s sex offender registration law; and other documents relevant to the Tribe’s implementation of SORNA. Email and phone correspondence with tribal representatives filled any gaps in SORNA-related laws and procedure. A revised code was enacted in early 2013 and forms the foundation of this report. After reviewing these materials, the SMART Office concluded that the Colorado River Indian Tribe “has put forth exceptional work and effort in substantially implementing SORNA and enhancing its sex offender registration and notification.” The SMART Office assessed the compliance of the Tribe with the following areas addressed in SORNA provisions: the immediate transfer of registration information to appropriate agencies and jurisdictions; 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 sex offenders at 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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