Please click on the this link http://cnmi.nsopw.gov/ to go to the DPS "CNMI Sex Offenders Registry.
TO: All Media Services DATE: July 26, 2010
THRU: Santiago F. Tudela
FROM: POII. Jason T. Tarkong
DPS- Acting Public Information Officer
SUBJECT: Sex Offenders Registry Public Website
The Department of Public Safety is proud to announce the launching of the CNMI Sex Offenders Registry Public Website. This website is made possible through the Tribe and Territory Sex Offender Registry System (TTSORS) which is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). The purpose is to assist the tribes and territories in implementing Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) registry system requirements.
TTSORS serves a dual purpose. It functions as the administrative registry system AND as the public sex offender registry Website system for the CNMI. TTSORS is cost-effective and provided free of charge by the SMART Office, so the CNMI did not need to develop or purchase any special information technology (IT) systems to have a SORNA-compliant registry system. This should serve notice to all registered sex offenders who believe the CNMI is a haven where they can avoid registering as a sex offender because of our “TERRITORY” status.
SORNA requirements are already included in TTSORS. As a result, CNMI automatically participates with the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW). The public can view the website at http://cnmi.nsopw.gov. You can also access the website on links found on the DPS website at http://www.dps.gov.mp, or the United States national sex offender public website at http://www.nsopw.gov.
I would like to thank Adam Lehmann, IT Program Manager, from the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), and Lori McPherson, Senior Policy Advisor, SMART Office, USDOJ, for making TTSORS possible.
The website system was approved by the CNMI Sex Offenders Registration Administrative Board (SORAB) which consists of executives members from Department of Corrections (DOC), Department of Public Safety (DPS), Division of Youth Services (DYS), Criminal Justice Planning Agency (CJPA), Office of the Attorney General (OAG), NMI Office of Adult Probation, NMI Parole, with the assistance of the United States Marshal Service (USMS). All members were key players in overseeing this accomplishment.
POII Jason T. Tarkong, OIC Sex Offenders Registry/ Crime Stoppers/Acting PIO