SORNA: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. SORNA outlines mandatory minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification for all U.S. Jurisdictions, including states, Federally Recognized Tribes, and U.S. Territories. The purpose of this act is to help protect the public from sex offenders and offenders against children.
The Grand Traverse Band Public Safety Department has listed several resources and websites that contain information on SORNA, including information specific to the Grand Traverse Band, Michigan's Public Registry, National Registry, inmate information, as well as other information to help keep the public safe.
SORNA Coordinator Office: 231-534-7632
Tribal Police: 231-534-7777
Notice to Registered Sex Offenders Visiting Tribal Lands:
Please be informed that on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Tribal Council adopted amendments to the GTB Sex Offender Registry Code pertaining to visitors to Tribal Lands. Registered sex offenders who are visiting Tribal Lands are now required to register their presence with Tribal Police prior to entry onto Tribal Lands, and may register up to 72 hours prior to their visit. This includes entering onto Tribal Lands for ANY PURPOSE with the exclusion of patronizing gaming establishments or Eagletown Market, and visiting Tribal Court for a valid purpose. This change is effective immediately.
You are strongly encouraged to contact the Tribal Police Department at 231-534-7777 prior to arriving in order to ensure that someone is available to assist you with registration.
GTB Zones of Restriction for Registered Sex Offenders
The GTB Code pertaining to registered sex offenders has identified certain areas on Tribal Lands that are restricted zones as follows: “…any school building, on real property comprising any school, or in any conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a school to transport students to or from school or a school-related activity when persons under the age of eighteen (18) are present in the building, on the grounds or in the conveyance…” Registered sex offenders are prohibited from being present in, loitering, working or taking up residence within 300 feet of these areas, which have been identified as follows:
- Benodjenh Center
- Benzie Satellite Office
- Camp Alden
- Charlevoix Satellite Office
- M-22 Building
- Yo! Building
There are certain exemptions to this section of the code relating to parents/guardians of students attending school who are registered sex offenders, however permission must be granted for the registered offender to be present in the designated areas. Please use the links below to view maps designating the 300' restricted area.
Public Sex Offender Registries:
Michigan Sex Offender Registry Public Website
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
Michigan Offender Tracking Information System
Federal Bureau of Prisons: Inmate Locator
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking: Provides information about SORNA.
VineLink: Allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and custody status of offenders.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: Provides the public with information regarding crimes against children, how to keep children safe and how to report information regarding missing or exploited children.
Office of Justice Programs—Resources
Office for Victims of Crime
Department of Justice
Stop It Now!: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Guidance and Help
RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: National anti-sexual violence organization
Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline