The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation enacted Title XI (11) – Sex Offender Registration and Notification Code (“SORNC”) on November 5, 2008 by Tribal Council Resolution T-035-09. Registration and notification shall commence effective March 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM (PST). SORNC applies to Indians and non-Indians equally. T-007-10 was enacted on October 7, 2009 to implement mandatory technical corrections as directed by the U.S. S.M.A.R.T. Office.
Failure of any person (Indian or Non-Indian) to comply with registration is a criminal offense under Section 11.13.01 of the Revised Law and Order Codes of the Yakama Nation, which provides: “A person who violates, attempts to violate, or aids another person in violating any requirement of SORNC or regulation adopted thereunder shall be guilty of an offense; and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a maximum term of not more than one (1) year, or by a fine in the amount of no more than five thousand dollars ($5000.00), or both. In addition, upon a second conviction under Section 11.13.01, the Court shall enter an order excluding the violator from all locations within the jurisdiction of the Yakama Nation for life. This exclusion order may be rescinded only by resolution of the Yakama Nation General Council or Tribal Council. The Court may order that the violator pay restitution, court costs, and attorney fees and costs. The Court may order a forfeiture of any bail, bond and any other type of surety, as well as any seized property or evidence used in the commission of any violation or resulting therefrom. The Court may order the violator to serve a period of probation and during that probation the violator shall comply with any other conditions the Court deems just.”
Conditions of Use:
This Website is provided as a public service by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation ("the Yakama Nation"). Using this Website, interested members of the public have access to and may search the Website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.
It is possible that information accessed or obtained through this Website may not reflect current residences, employment, school attendance, or other information regarding such individuals, and users are forewarned that it is incumbent upon them to verify information. Any user seeking more information or verification should communicate with the Yakama Nation Sex Offender Registration Program and/or the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, works, or attends school, as appropriate. Any individual who believes that information contained in the Website is not accurate should communicate with the Yakama Nation Sex Offender Registration Program.
Any person who uses information contained in or accessed through this Website to threaten, intimidate, or harass any individual, including registrants or family members, or who otherwise misuses this information may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability under federal and/or Yakama Nation law.
Users are urged to contact the Yakama Nation Sex Offender Registration Program regarding information collection and privacy/confidentiality policies before using this Website.
By using this Website, the user: (1) consents to and agrees to abide by and be subject to any and all policies/disclaimers/terms and conditions and/or laws for access applicable to Yakama Nation Sex Offender Registration Program Website; (2) waives any and all rights that the user may or might have against the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation or any of their officials, employees, or contractors arising out of use of and/or reliance on this Website; and (3) accepts and consents to application of the absolute sovereign immunity of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and any of their officials, employees, or contractors.
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