Tribes face another deadline under Adam Walsh Act

Tribes face another deadline to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

The first deadline was July 27, 2007. Tribes had to submit a resolution to join a national sex offender registration and notice system or cede authority to the state.

The next deadline is July 27, 2009. Tribes have two years to develop their own system to track sex offenders on their reservations.

The Department of Justice is still trying to figure out how the system will work. A consultation was held earlier this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

Get the Story:
Tribes have 2 years to comply with Adam Walsh sex offender list (AP 8/2)

Federal Register Notice:
The National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification (May 30, 2007)

Relevant Laws:
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act | Violence Against Women Act of 2005

Relevant Documents:
White House Fact Sheet: The Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006 | President Signs H.R. 4472, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

Relevant Links:
National Congress of American Indians -

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