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NCJ Number: 251018 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Date Published: September 2011
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 Warm Springs’ (CTWS‘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 9, 2011, the CTWS submitted to the SMART Office a “substantial implementation package” that contained background information on the Tribe and its criminal justice system, policies and procedures regarding sex offender registration, the Tribe’s sex offender registration law and relevant additional laws, as well as forms and and memoranda of agreements with other law enforcement agencies. Email and phone correspondence with the registry administrator provided supplementary information on the Tribe’s SORNA implementation. Based on its review of this package of materials, the SMART Office concluded that CTWS has substantially implemented SORNA’s provisions. The degree of CTWS’s compliance is reported for each of the following SORNA provisions: 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 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 there is information that a sex offender may have absconded. For each of these provisions, this report identifies issues that should be addressed for the CTWS to upgrade from substantial to full implementation of SORNA provisions.
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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