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NCJ Number: 251020 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Date Published: March 2015
Page Count: 7
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 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ 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 July 17, 2012, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians submitted a “substantial implementation package” to the SMART Office. It 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, relevant additional laws, and sex offender registration and notification templates. Email and phone correspondence filled gaps in information about the Tribe’s implementation of SORNA. Based on a review of this material, the SMART Office concluded that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has substantially implemented SORNA. The SORNA provisions substantially implemented address 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 to be in the initial registry, 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. The SMART Office encourages the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to continue its efforts to move from the status of “substantial” implementation of SORNA provisions to “full” compliance with all requirements.
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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