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NCJ Number: 251023 Find in a Library
Title: SORNA Substantial Implementation Review: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Date Published: January 2012
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 Fort McDowell Yavapai 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. On April 18, 2011, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation submitted to the SMART Office a “substantial implementation package” that included 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, other laws relevant to SORNA requirements, and forms and memoranda of agreements with other law enforcement agencies. Emails and phone correspondence with the Tribe’s chief of police completed the information needed to assess the Tribe’s level of compliance with SORNA provisions. Based on a review of this material, the SMART Office determined that the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has substantially implemented SORNA, making the comment that the Tribe has ”put forth exceptional work and effort in adopting SORNA and enhancing its sex offender registration and notification system.” The scope of this effort is reported under 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), initial registration and retroactive classes of sex offenders, 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; Sex offenders; Sex offenses; SMART Resources; Tribal; Tribal police
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