Only two tribes, one state compliant with Adam Walsh
Tribes are ahead of states when it comes to meeting the mandates of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which is part of the Adam Walsh Act, requires tribal and state governments to develop sex offender registration systems. Although the provision was developed without tribal consultation, two tribes have already complied with the law while only one state has done so.

According to the Associated Press, two more states are near compliance. But the AP also said several additional tribes have submitted plans to the Department of Justice for review.

The first two jurisdictions to comply with the law were the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation and the state of Ohio. They were the only ones to meet the original July 2009 deadline in the law.

The Obama administration gave states and tribes until July 27, 2010, to comply. Another extension is expected.

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