Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA): A Guide on SORNA Implementation in Indian Country   [open pdf - 75KB]

"SORNA refers to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248). SORNA provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. Specifically, SORNA: Extends the jurisdictions in which registration is required beyond the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the principal U.S. territories, to also include certain federally recognized Indian tribes; Incorporates a comprehensive group of sex offenders and sex offenses for which registration is required; Requires sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school; Requires sex offenders to provide more extensive registration information; Establishes a three tier framework for classifying sex offenders; Requires sex offenders to make periodic in-person appearances to verify and update their registration information; Expands the amount of information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders; Changes the required minimum duration of registration for sex offenders; and Creates a new federal offense for failure to register."

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Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART): http://www.smart.gov/
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