Two states, 21 tribes implement sex offender registration and notification act
Washington, D.C.
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Funerals Thursday for Kansas deputies killed in line of duty
ߦ   10-year BCSO veteran arrested, charged with felony sexual assault of a child
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Weekend Arrests Summary
ߦ   DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1994 Murder of then 17-Year-Old in Frio County
ߦ   Elizabeth Smart kidnapper skips parole hearing in Utah
ߦ   Family Sues Officer Who Shot Plain-Clothes Detective During Headquarters Ambush
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Hero Down: CBP Collections Operations Manager Christopher Bacon Killed In Crash
ߦ   Hero Down: Conewango Police K9 Choper Falls Off Three-Story Building
ߦ   How to see exactly which Google Chrome tabs, websites, and extensions are slowing down your computer
ߦ   Man charged after charred bodies of missing Angleton family found
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Weekend Arrests Summary
ߦ   Police ID men killed by police in downtown Kansas City
ߦ   Slain lawman Clint Greenwood’s son joins ranks of Harris County Sheriff’s Office
ߦ   SUV packed with undocumented immigrants chased by Border Patrol wrecks in S. Texas - 5 dead
ߦ   VIDEO: NYC Majority Leader Cries Over Words NYPD Uses To Describe Gangbangers
ߦ   Woman accuses fiance, a police officer, of assault
ߦ   The Story of Herman Youngst, Badge No. 5, Houston Police Dept
ߦ   2nd Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting
ߦ   Body of Missing Female discovered in field, Investigation On-going
ߦ   Gang member gets 45 years for fatal head-on crash
ߦ   Jury selection process begins for ex-cop charged with murder
ߦ   Jury Sentences Man To 4 Years For Assaulting Police Officer
ߦ   Missing Swimmer’s Body Found in Peach Creek
ߦ   Reward Increased to $10,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender from North Texas
ߦ   San Antonio police escort daughter of fallen officer to graduation
ߦ   Texas Municipal Police Association PAC Endorses Governor Greg Abbott For Re-election
ߦ   Texas police dress up as superheroes, surprise kids at children's hospital
ߦ   Trespassers cause damage at construction site
ߦ   Woman accuses fiance, a police officer, of assault
ߦ   Deputies Tase Shoplifter In Target Parking Lot
ߦ   2018 Texas CPAAA and Law Enforcement Training Convention
ߦ   CAT team on the prowl for contraband at Bexar County jail
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Cameron, Louisiana
ߦ   COLD CASE FILES: Mysterious unsolved deaths in the Houston area

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) today announced that Oklahoma, Virginia and 21 federally recognized Indian tribes are the latest jurisdictions to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
 
          “Eleven years ago, Congress gave communities powerful tools to protect citizens from pedophiles and other sexual predators,” said Office of Justice Programs Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson. “Today, the Adam Walsh Act continues to stand as a beacon of safety and a bulwark against the dangers posed by sex offenders.”
 
          Since the passage of SORNA, the Department has been helping jurisdictions implement the act in order to create a comprehensive national system for registering and tracking sex offenders. As of today, the SMART Office has found 18 states, three territories and 121 tribes nationwide have substantially implemented SORNA.
 
          “Over the last several years, state leaders have worked diligently with our federal partners and are now considered substantially compliant with SORNA,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said. “That commitment allows for Justice Assistance Grants to be fully funded, which provides the state support for important public safety initiatives in law enforcement, prosecution, crime prevention and more.
 
          In addition to Oklahoma and Virginia, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming; and the territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands have substantially implemented SORNA. An overview of state and U.S. territory implementation is available at SMART’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) State and Territory Implementation Progress Check (www.smart.gov/progress_check).
 
          Native American tribes have faced particular challenges in implementing SORNA. The Havasupai Tribe, for example, whose reservation is located in the Grand Canyon, worked for years to implement a SORNA program that addressed the unique needs of the Havasupai jurisdiction, including addressing obstacles posed by a lack of technology infrastructure and limited law enforcement resources, Tribal Chairman Don Watahomigie said. The hard work came to fruition when the Havasupai Tribe opted to set up its own registry, and was found to have substantially implemented SORNA.
 
          “The tribe and its SORNA program partners remain committed to public safety and will continue to improve upon the tribe's SORNA program responsibilities to ensure a safe future for the next generations,” said Chairman Watahomigie.
 
          At the 10-year anniversary of SORNA — July 27, 2016 — 100 tribes had substantially implemented the law. Since then, that number has grown by an additional 21 tribes: Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas, Coeur d'Alene Tribe, The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Havasupai Tribe, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Miccosukee Tribe, Navajo Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Pueblo of Jemez, Puyallup Tribe, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council, Sac and Fox Nation (of Oklahoma), San Carlos Apache Tribe, Spirit Lake Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Yankton Sioux Tribe. A list of all 121 tribes can be found at https://www.smart.gov/newsroom_jurisdictions_sorna.htm.

 
About the Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
 
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.