By Shana Ting Lipton. For more than 50 years, offenders have been required to register with their local law enforcement agencies. The law, which was implemented inmakes this information more easily accessible as easy as an online search on your computer.
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Informational Only. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. Legal Limits on Disclosures.
The law does not restrict where a sexual offender or a sexually violent predator may live in Pennsylvania. In certain cases, an offender may be restricted from living near a school, park, daycare center and the like if he or she, per the website, is under supervision of a federal, state, or county probation or parole department with restrictions on residency or is under specific court-ordered restrictions on residency. The site is managed by the Pennsylvania State Police. The information listed on the site for each offender is the only legal public information allowed under the law.
Sex offender registration in Idaho began on July 1, It also established a statutory duty for persons convicted of certain felony sex crimes to register with their local sheriff. Inthe Legislature repealed the original act and enacted the "Sexual Offenders Registration Notification and Community Right-to-Know Act" to strengthen program administration and to expand public access to central registry information.
The email form only requires the message. However, we encourage you to include your email address and other contact details if you'll be using it to submit a tip for a particular sex offender. Your tip may be provided to the appropriate law enforcement agency for follow-up investigation.
The following jurisdictions are offline:. Search sex offender registries for all 50 states, The District of Columbia, U. Territories, and Indian Country.
Constitutionality of sex offender registries in the United States. Megan's Law is the name for a federal lawand informal name for subsequent state laws, in the United States requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Laws were created in response to the murder of Megan Kanka. Federal Megan's Law was enacted as a subsection of the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act ofwhich merely required sex offenders to register with local law enforcement.
Any person who uses the information contained herein to threaten, intimidate, or harass the registrant or their family, or who otherwise misuses this information, may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. Pennsylvania's General Assembly has determined public safety will be enhanced by making information about registered sexual offenders available to the public through the internet. Knowledge whether a person is a registered sexual offender could be a significant factor in protecting yourself, your family members, or persons in your care from recidivist acts by registered sexual offenders.
Registered sex offenders are assigned a risk level by judge after a court hearing: Level 1 low risk of re-offense ; Level 2 medium risk of re-offenseand Level 3 high risk of re-offense. By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are included in this online directory. Get information about Level 1 offenders and offenders whose risk levels have not yet been determined by a judge by:. Learn more about that process.