SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT: Survey of Federally Recognized Tribes on Implementation of the Act (GAO-15-30SP, November 2014), an E-supplement to GAO-15-23

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Background

This e-supplement is a companion to our report titled, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Additional Outreach and Notification of Tribes About Offenders who Are Released from Prison Needed (GAO-15-23). The purpose of this e-supplement is to provide information from GAO's Web-based survey of the tribes that retained their authority to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) about these tribes' implementation status; the types and extent of challenges the tribes experienced with SORNA implementation; the steps the tribes are taking to address the challenges; and the funding and other assistance the tribes have received or could receive from federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies to assist them with implementing the act.

The survey was administered to tribal officials identified as being responsible for implementing SORNA for 161 tribes that retained their authority to implement the law. We received completed responses from 129 of 161 jurisdictions. This e-supplement includes the questions asked and a summary of the answers given. Responses to open-ended questions requiring a narrative response are not included in this document.

We administered this survey from April 2014 to June 2014 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to provide a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. We believe that the evidence obtained provides a reasonable basis for our findings and conclusions based on our audit objectives. See the full report (GAO-15-23) for a more detailed discussion of our objectives, scope, and methodology.

Contents

Page Name Questionnaire Results
Background View View
Sex Offender Registration View View
SMART Office Evaluation of Tribe's Implementation of SORNA View View
Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System (TTSORS) View View
Challenges to Implementing SORNA View View
Effects of SORNA Implementation View View
Federal, State, and Local Assistance to Implement SORNA View View
Tribal Access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the National Sex offender Registry (NSOR) View View
Changes to SORNA View View
Contact Information View View
Completion View View
Thank You View View

Contact

Eileen R. Larence at (202) 512-8777 or larencee@gao.gov

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