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NCJ Number: 251017 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Date Published: September 2009
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 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR’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. CTUIR submitted to the SMART Office a “substantial implementation package” that included the CTUIR’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Ordinance, its Policies and Procedures Manual, copies of sex offender registration forms, and a description of the tribal community. Email and phone correspondence with Deputy Attorney General Brent Leonhard filled any gaps in information and procedure on SORNA’s implementation. Due to limitations on CTUIR’s ability to submit data to Federal databases, it is working with the State of Oregon to establish a mechanism that will enable CTUIR to enter fingerprints and palm prints as well as National Crime Information Center/National Sex Offender Registry (NCIC/NSOR) data into Federal databases through the State’s conduit, thus enabling CTUIR to meet these SORNA requirements. This report notes that although this work is not yet complete, this does not prevent this report from concluding that CTUIR has substantially implemented SORNA’s provisions. These provisions pertain to the immediate transfer of registry information to appropriate 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 required at initial registration, keeping the registration current, verification/appearance 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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