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NCJ Number: 251021 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Northern Arapaho & Eastern Shoshone Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation
Date Published: May 2014
Page Count: 5
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 Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation’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 August 1, 2012, the Northern Arapaho Tribe - as the tribe implementing SORNA on behalf of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes of the Wind River Reservation - submitted a “substantial implementation package” that included 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 other relevant documents. These included memoranda of agreements with other jurisdictions. Emails with tribal representatives fill any information gaps regarding the implementation of SORNA. The SMART Office reviewed the Tribe’s SORNA substantial implementation checklist and concluded that the Northern Arapaho and the Eastern Shoshone Tribes have substantially implemented SORNA. The review used the SMART Office’s Substantial Implementation Checklist-Revised in its assessment of tribal compliance with SORNA provisions. The checklist contains sections on 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 for inclusion 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.
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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