The Adam Walsh Act and Tribes: One Lawyer's Perspective

Sex Offender Law Report, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2011

3 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011 Last revised: 12 Apr 2012

Matthew Brent Leonhard

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

M. Brent Leonhard is the Deputy Attorney General for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the first tribal jurisdiction (along with the State of Ohio) to be designated by the Department of Justice as having substantially implemented the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act requirements. He is also a principle author of the Model Tribal Sex Offender Registration Code. In this brief article he expresses his personal opinions about the Adam Walsh Act and implementation issues tribes face, concluding that the Act needs to be amended.

Keywords: Adam Walsh Act, Tribes, Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, Indian Law

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Leonhard, Matthew Brent, The Adam Walsh Act and Tribes: One Lawyer's Perspective (May 1, 2011). Sex Offender Law Report, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1838650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1838650

Matthew Brent Leonhard (Contact Author)

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation ( email )

46411 Timíne Way
Pendleton, OR 98701
United States

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