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NCJ Number: 251019 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Date Published: November 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 and Bands of the Yakama Nation’s (Yakama Nation‘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. The Yakama Nation submitted to the SMART Office a “substantial implementation package” that included the Yakama Nation’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 the Tribe’s chief legal officer addressed any gaps in information on the implementation of SORNA. After reviewing the tribal materials relevant to SORNA provisions, the SMART Office concluded that the Yakama Nation has substantially implemented SORNA’s requirements. The Yakama Nation has achieved substantial implementation of the following SORNA provisions: the immediate transfer of registration 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 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/Registries; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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