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NCJ Number: 251022 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Ely Shoshone Tribe
Date Published: November 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 Ely Shoshone Tribe’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 Ely Shoshone Tribe submitted a “substantial implementation package” that contained background information on the Tribe and its criminal justice system, tribal policies and procedures regarding sex offender registration, the tribe’s sex offender registration law, and other documents relevant to SORNA’s implementation. Email and phone correspondence with tribal representatives provided additional information on such tribal efforts. After reviewing these materials submitted, the SMART Office concluded that the Ely Shoshone Tribe has substantially implemented SORNA requirements. The areas examined in this review were tribal actions in the following SORNA provisions: immediate transfer of registry information to appropriate jurisdictions, sex offenses that must be included in the registry, tiering of sex offenses, required registry information, where registration is required, initial registration (timing and notice), retroactive classes of sex offenders for 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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