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Indian Tribes/Nations/Pueblos Implementing SORNA

There are currently 88 tribal jurisdictions that have substantially implemented SORNA's requirements. Substantial Implementation Reports for each of these tribal jurisdictions are available here.

Tribal Training & Technical Assistance

The SMART Office’s training and technical assistance team can provide support to tribes, nations and pueblos working towards substantial implementation. Typical methods of assistance have been arranged through onsite assistance, utilizing conference calls or webinar technology, peer-to-peer support as well as onsite support with training and community outreach events. If your tribal jurisdiction is interested in receiving assistance, please fill out this form and return it to Fox Valley Technical College via email or fax to: sterling@fvtc.edu or 920-831-5400.

Substantial Implementation Reports: Indian Country

For more information about those Indian nation, tribe, and pueblo registration and notification systems that have been found to have substantially implemented SORNA, please see the SMART Office reviews.

Requests for Additional Time

Please contact the SMART Office for information on how to request additional time to implement SORNA.

Procedure for Delegation of Tribal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Responsibilities

This document describes the procedure that will be used when the SMART Office determines that a tribe is unable to implement SORNA within a reasonable amount of time.

SORNA Implementation Policy and Procedures Guide

The SMART Office has developed this guide to assist tribes with creating their own policy and procedures manual to describe their sex offender registration and notification program. This guide should only be used as a starting point for developing policy and procedures for a specific tribe.

Finger and Palm Print Information

The SMART Office has posted the following FBI documents to assist tribal jurisdictions in capturing and submitting finger and palm prints:

Adam Walsh Act

Pursuant to §127 of the Adam Walsh Act all federally recognized Indian tribes are entitled to elect whether to carry out the requirements of this section or delegate the functions to the state(s) in which the tribal land is located.

This document lists all 562 federally recognized tribes, indicates their eligibility to elect to fulfill sex offender registry functions under the Walsh Act, and indicates which tribes have made such an election.

Tribal Resources

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