Montana tribes work on Adam Walsh compliance

Montana tribes are working with the U.S. Marshals Service to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

The law requires tribes to set up a national sex offender registry or allow the state to do it for them The provision was written without tribal input.

Montana tribes have chosen to develop their own system, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Rod Ostermiller said. So far, the Crow Tribe is furthest along in the process, which includes the creation of a publicly-accessible web site for offenders on reservations.

The U.S. Marshals Service says several unregistered offenders are living in Indian Country.

Get the Story:
Marshals work with tribes on tracking systems (The Billings Gazette 4/4)

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

Related Court Decision:
Minnesota v. Peter John Jones (March 22, 2007)

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