Victims Rights, Criminal Justice

See if a Sex Offender resides in your community, but don't get a false sense
of security.  More perverts are released every day and most of these lists are
about 3 months behind in reporting new releasees.

DON'T SEE YOUR STATE??? - See the listing at the bottom of this page.
If your state doesn't do this, that is too bad for the citizens of your state.

Sex Offender Registries Online
If you know of other sites, please send me an email  with the URL.
         Good Site Covering All States - Get a Map of Your Neighborhood
And Another Site that has Been Suggested

Alabama Sex Offender Registry
Alaska Sex Offender Registry includes photograph, address, physical description and conviction information for registered sex offenders
Arizona Sex OffenderRegistry
Arkansas Sex Offender Registry
California Sex Offender Registry
Colorado Sex Offender Registry
Connecticut Sex Offender Registry
Delaware Sex Offender Registry
District of Columbia Sex Offender Registry
Florida Sex Offender Registry
Georgia Sex Offender Registry
Hawaii Sex Offender Registry
Idaho Sex Offender Registry
Illinois Sex Offender Registry.......No longer works
Indiana Sex Offender Registry..... this site was the first of it's kind that I am aware of
Iowa Sex Offender Registry
Kansas Sex Offender Registry
Kentucky Sex Offender Registry
Louisiana Sex Offender Registry
Maine Sex OffenderRegistry
Maryland Sex Offender Registry
Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry
Michigan Sex Offender Registry
Minnesota Sex Offender Registry
Mississippi Sex Offender Registry
Missouri Sex Offender Registry
Montana Sex OffenderRegistry
Nebraska Sex Offender Registry
Nevada Sex Offender Registry
New Hampshire Sex OffenderRegistry
New Jersey Sex Offender Registry
New Mexico Sex Offender Registry
NewYork Sex Offender Registry
North Carolina Sex Offender Registry
North Dakota Sex OffenderRegistry
Ohio Sex Offender Registry
Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry
Oregon Sex Offender Registry
Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry
Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry
South Carolina Sex Offender Registry
South Dakota Sex Offender Registry
Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
Texas Sex Offender Registry
Utah Sex Offender Registry
Vermont Sex Offender Registry
Virginia Sex Offender Registry
Washington Sex Offender Registry  - No Longer Works
West Virginia Sex Offender Registry
Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry
Wyoming Sex Offender Registry

They call this Justice?
Ridiculous Stories

Other Web Sites:

Justice For All - Excellent source for victims rights information.

Get a Criminal Justice Degree at a School Near You:

Criminal Justice Pursuit

Guide to Criminal Justice Degree Programs

More Sex Offender Registry Information:

Please note that all the following information is dated (February 2001).  The status is almost certainly different now.  Many of the liberal states have since come on board.

When an offender qualifies for community supervision fliers with the offender's photo are mailed to everyone living within 1,000ft. of his home (in cities), 1,500ft. (in towns), and 2,000ft (in rural areas). Citizens may also view fliers at local law enforcement agencies.

There is no automatic public access to SOR information. Each law enforcement agency keeps a notebook on registered offenders residing in the jurisdiction that receives community notification. Citizens may ask to see the file and usually have to demonstrate a need to know. Access is at the discretion of law enforcement, with a log kept of who views the file.

In addition to a public access Internet site, the public may also obtain information from the local police station, and may receive hard copy reports on individual sex offenders through the SORCR office in response to individual requests.

The ACIC website provides information on the Arkansas law, the offenses requiring registration, and the number of registered sex offenders in a county, but does not post data on individual offenders.
Community notification is conducted by local law enforcement agencies, in accordance with guidelines developed by the Sex Offender Assessment Committee. Notification to organizations, schools, and institutions is made for offenders determined to be medium or high risk. As of 02/01, there were no procedures for general public access information from the SOR.


No web site.
Public access to SOR information is provided in two ways. California has a CD-ROM and operates a 900 number of serious and high risk registered sex offenders. Adults and children accompanied by a parent/guardian living in California (other than registered offenders) may view the CD-ROM at their local enforcement agency at no fee. Nationwide, adults may obtain sex offender information via the CA Sex Offender Information telephone service at: 1-900-488-3000. There is a $10 fee for up to two name searches.

As of 2/01 a website was under construction. The website became available as of July 30, 2001.
The public has access to information on registered sexual offenders through the local law enforcement agency where the offender is currently registered. In Colorado, the SOR information is considered a public record. The State has a newly developed website with some individual sex offender data.


No web site.
On May 18, 2001 the United States District Court, District of Connecticut issued a permanent injunction, prohibiting public access to the sex offender registry. The registry may be used by law enforcement personnel in providing for public safety as long as the names of sex offenders are not disclosed as being included in the registry.

Public access to SOR information is through the notification program conducted by the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, and through the website. For Tier II offenders, notification is at the discretion of law enforcement. For Tier III offenders, community notification is mandatory. Notification is conducted in a variety of ways: door-to door, mailings, local media, etc.

District of Columbia
Public access to registry information is available by viewing hard copies of the registry at the various police districts. Information on lifetime registrants is also available over the Internet on the Metropolitan Police Department website. MPD is presently restrained by a Federal Court order from notifying the community of any sex offender sentenced under youth sentencing provisions or notifying the community via the Internet of 10-year registrants.

The website averages about 5 million hits per month.
The general public has access to SOR information through the FDLE website, through a toll-free phone number (1-888-357-7332) and through fliers and leaflets produced for community notification on sexual predators.

The site receives approximately 250,000 hits per month.
Public access is at the discretion of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or any sheriff maintaining records. Legislation states that the sheriff "shall release relevant information collected under this Code section that is necessary to protect the public..." and stipulates "nothing herein shall prevent any sheriff from posting this information in any public building."

Hawaii's legislation specifies the specific items of SOR data that are to be accessible to the public. Public record registration data is currently available at the main county police departments, at the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, and on the Internet. This information is also integrated into the Criminal History Public Access facility, which can be used by the general public for background checks via various search options.

Any person may inquire on a named individual or request a list of registered sex offenders by zip code or county. This is accomplished through a written public information request submitted to the central registry or local sheriff. All responses to individual requests for lists will include a cautionary statement concerning misuse of the information. The central registry and sheriffs are authorized to charge $5 for each inquiry on a named individual and each request for a list of offenders.

The local law enforcement liaison assists the public in access and use of the SOR information when an offender is identified as working or residing in circumstances that might compromise public safety. The Illinois State Police also operates a victim notification program. Local law enforcement agencies also have discretion to provide SOR information to any person or entity likely to encounter the offender.

The general public has access to SOR data in hard copy in public libraries throughout the State and on the State of Indiana website. It also has been made available on computer diskette. The SVOR data available to the public does not include street addresses.

The website generates an average of 9,000 hits per month.
Current legislation allows for registry information to be disseminated from sheriffs' offices and police departments provided that the requester provides the name of the person on which the inquiry is being made; and one additional identifier, date of birth or address. Affirmative public notification may be made on "at risk" offenders by any local law enforcement agency based on information provided by DPS. Registry information is released through printed materials, visual or audio releases, and the Internet.

The website averages about 6,800 hits per month.
The general public has access to SOR information through an Internet website. Members of the public may also inspect registration records at a local sheriff's office or at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The site averages over 15,000 hits per month.
Offender registration information is available online at the KSP Sex Offender Registry website. Free Internet access is available at all public libraries.

Louisiana   Sorry - This link no longer works
The site averaged about 177,000 hits per month.
Citizens used to be able to make a public records inquiry to local law enforcement agencies or to the registry. In addition, individual citizens could be informed directly through community notification provisions that require the offender to give notice of the crime for which he was convicted, his name, and his address to at least one person in every residence or business within a one mile radius of his residence in a rural area and a three square block area in an urban or suburban area.

I think I heard they did away with that service, but if I am wrong,
please send me an updated link to the e-mail address above.


No web site.
There is anticipated future "web-enabled" direct access to SOR information for law enforcement and, separately, public access to information on predator or high risk offenders.
The information in the Maine Registry is based on conviction data and is, therefore, considered a public record. Registry information is available to citizens through a request to a State or local law enforcement agency. Affirmative notification of schools and organizations is the responsibility of the local law enforcement agency where the offender resides.

This site only contains information on the SOR program, registration procedures, and legislation; it does not contain any offender specific information.
When a child sexual offender registers with a local law enforcement agency, the agency is required to notify the county school superintendent who then notifies school principals. The local law enforcement agency may also notify (as necessary to protect the public interest) community and religious organizations, or any organization that relates to children or youth. Written requests for registry information are mailed or faxed to the Sex Offender Registry Unit.

The site is designed to educate the public about the SORB and provide information on how to obtain offender data; it does not include offender-specific information.
There are three procedures by which the general public can access SOR data: (1) by a written request to the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) for information on a specific offender; (2) through Community Notification (reserved for high risk offenders only); and (3) through an in-person request at the local police department.

Michigan and
Listings by zip code of the registered offenders within a jurisdiction are available for inspection by the general public during normal business hours at State Police posts, local law enforcement agencies, and sheriffs' departments. Agencies may make the listing available through computerized, electronic, or other means.

This site provides information on legislation, forms, and information on the registry program, but does not contain offender-specific information.
All law enforcement agencies in the State are required to have a formal policy on community notification. In general, for Level I (low risk) offenders, information is shared only with law enforcement, victims, and witnesses. For Level II (moderate risk) offenders, schools, day cares, or other organizations are notified. For Level III (high risk) offenders, thorough community notification, including community meetings, is conducted. The Department of Corrections provides an offender fact-sheet with photo.

The MSOR site receives about 9,000 inquiries a month.
Members of the general public can access the name, address, photograph (if available), place of employment, crime for which convicted, date and place of conviction of any registrant on the MSOR website. The information can also be requested by mail from DPS. Sheriffs are required to keep records for offenders in their jurisdiction and make this information available to the public upon request.


No web site.
Upon request, a local law enforcement agency will provide a complete list of the sexual offenders registered within that agency's jurisdiction to any member of the public. Affirmative notification to schools or other youth serving organizations is a local law enforcement responsibility.

Community notification is conducted by local law enforcement agencies. Notification is discretionary for Level 2 offenders and mandatory for Level 3 offenders. The State Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently developing policies for public access to SOR data in conjunction with new policies for public access to criminal history records.

Nebraska law requires a three tiered notification. Active notification is conducted for the public for registered sex offenders who have been assessed as a high risk to re-offend. These notifications are conducted by the State Patrol by faxing information to law enforcement agencies on new high risk offenders. Media releases on high risk sex offenders are also faxed to media groups. Further notification can be done by law enforcement through direct contact public meetings or further media releases.


No web site.
Citizens may submit by-name queries about individuals to the Central SOR. For Tier 3 (high risk) offenders, the law enforcement agency where the offender resides notifies not only other law enforcement agencies, schools, and youth organizations, but also the general public "through means designed to reach members of the public likely to encounter the sex offender." Additional provisions apply for those who committed sexual offenses against minors.

New Hampshire

No web site.
New Hampshire law permits a local law enforcement agency to notify community organizations where an offender plans to reside only if the offender has been convicted of aggravated sexual assault against a child under the age of 13. A public access list is published monthly by the SOR to local law enforcement of those offenders convicted of certain specified offenses. The local law enforcement agency can disseminate this list to any member of the public that requests it.

New Jersey

No web site.
Legislation is pending to develop an Internet website for public access to sex offender data.
Since October 1994, notification has only been conducted for Level 3 (high risk) sexual offenders. Risk levels are determined through use of the Registrant Risk Assessment Scale, developed by mental health and legal experts, and supplemented by a detailed manual explaining criteria and weighting, and giving examples. For offenders assessed as high risk, the local law enforcement agency conducts community notification, tailoring it to those members of the public likely to encounter the offender.

New Mexico
Since July 1, 2000, sex offender information for persons convicted, incarcerated, or on probation or parole will be available to the public through a website.

New York
This site provides information on the SOR program and provides access to the subdirectory of high risk sex offenders. The site averages about 950,000 hits a month.
The local law enforcement agency has discretion for notification to any "entities with vulnerable populations" concerning offenders at risk levels 2 and 3. The State provides public access, regardless of risk level, through a 900 telephone line (with a fee of $.50 per call/up to five searches per call) and monthly publishes a sub-directory of level 3 (high risk) offenders that is distributed to local law enforcement agencies, and available to the public in those local law enforcement agency offices.

North Carolina
The site averages over 61,000 hits per month.
Free public access to SOR information is available on the Internet. Citizens can also obtain a copy of the statewide registry by making a written request to the State's Division of Criminal Information (DCI) and paying a fee, or obtain a copy of a county-wide registry by making a written request to the appropriate sheriff and paying a fee.

North Dakota

No web site.
The list of registered offenders is a confidential record, but local law enforcement agencies must release information from the list to the public if the agency determines that the offender is a risk to the public and disclosure is necessary for public protection. Disclosure of "non-registration information" (from criminal history records) is also permitted. Legislation has been proposed to develop risk assessment and community notification procedures.


No web site.
For sexual predators and habitual sexual offenders subject to notification, the local sheriff notifies in writing all occupants of residences adjacent to the offender's place of residence, and additional neighbors within any category the Attorney General rules a "specified geographical notification area." Generally registration information the local sheriff has on sexual predators and habitual sexual offenders, subject to notification, and sexually oriented offenders are public records open to inspection.


No web site.
A web site is planned for late 2001. The Oklahoma SOR data is considered a public record. Citizens can write, phone, or fax a query about a specific individual to the central SOR unit and get a response. Members of the public also can view SOR files in the DOC's Oklahoma City office. Since, November 1, 1998, the DOC has made hard copies of the full registry available to the public for a fee, and citizens can view the registry files for their jurisdiction at their local law enforcement agency.


Currently, there is no public access to the website. The public website is in the Oregon Court of Appeals. Release of public information by request is handled via phone, mail or fax. Criminal justice agencies have full access to SOR data through a secure website.
While an offender is under the supervision of a corrections agency, the corrections agency is responsible for conducting community notification, provided that the offender has been determined to be predatory. If the offender is off supervision then law enforcement is responsible for notifying the community, provided the offender has been determined to be predatory in conjunction with the Department of Corrections. 1999 Legislation allows for release of sex offender information to the public upon request.


No web site.
Community notification is conducted by the appropriate State or municipal law enforcement agency for both sexually violent predators and out-of-State offenders subject to notification. The State Police prepares fliers, and the local police or municipal department notifies the victim (for sexually violent predators only), and qualifying neighbors, and maintains records of those notified. Community meetings may be held. "Blanket" requests for information on multiple offenders are referred to the SOR unit.

Rhode Island

No web site.
Rhode Island has amended the statute to allow the Parole Board to utilize the State Police website for public release of Level III sexual predators data. Plans are in development.
Community notification for Level III offenders can be accomplished by fact sheets, fliers, news releases, advertisements, computerized access to fact sheet information, and/or public access to fact sheets at agency offices. Offenders subject to community notification receive notice of the proposed notification and can object to it and have a right to judicial review of the notification.

South Carolina
Local sex offender registry information is open to public inspection upon request to the county sheriff. Requests must be made in writing and include the name of the requester and the name or address of the person about whom information is sought. SLED provides public access via the Internet to statewide SOR information.

South Dakota

No web site.
The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) sexual offender registration file is available to all law enforcement agencies on a 24-hour basis, but is not open to public inspection. However, the registration records collected by local law enforcement agencies and the registration lists provided to local law enforcement by DCI are public records and may be viewed at local law enforcement offices.

For offenses committed prior to 7/1/97, the registry information is confidential and is released only to law enforcement officials. For offenses committed on or after 7/1/97, the registry information is, by statute, a public record. It can be accessed by using the TBI website or by calling toll free 888-837-4170.

The site currently averages about 1.4 million hits a month.
Registry data is public information, but the social security number, phone number, driver's license number, and photo are not released. Newspaper notification is made on adult offenders only for convictions or adjudications on or after 9/01/95 where the victim was under the age of 17. Citizens may write to their local law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Public Safety requesting listings of registered offenders.

In December 2000, DOC/SOR displayed an improved Internet registry website containing all current registrants.
Effective 4/29/96, registration data, specified in State law, became public record when released upon a written request. In 1998, the information was designated public, and DOC utilizes the Internet to disseminate. By year-end, however, legal issues and constraints precluded adding new offenders. In September 2000, resolution of the legal issues was obtained. The resolution allows DOC to utilize the Internet, and display all current registrants. Written requests are accepted as well.

The website has a description of the SOR, registration requirements, and a link to the text of the law, but no information is provided on specific offenders.
As of July 1, 2000, information is available to the public regarding a specific offender if the requester articulates a public safety concern. Requesters may contact the registry in writing or by telephone.

The site receives between 10,000 and 12,000 hits daily.
Information regarding a specific person shall be disseminated to citizens upon receipt of an official request form, which may be submitted directly to the Department of State Police or to the State Police through a local law enforcement agency. The official request form shall include a statement of the reason for the request. Effective 1/1/99, violent sex offender records became available through the Internet.


No web site.
The only SOR data on a State website is a restricted access site used for employment background checks.
The State Patrol disseminates limited sex offender information to the public and only in response to a written "public information disclosure request." Based on the offender's risk level, the local law enforcement agency has the authority to notify neighbors and community groups for moderate and high risk offenders, and may issue press releases for high risk offenders. Some local law enforcement agencies also use Internet sites for dissemination of information on registered offenders in their jurisdiction.

West Virginia

Data on lifetime offenders is mounted on the State Police website. Twenty-three counties are currently online.
Individual citizens can receive SOR information (on 10 registrants) upon application to (and approval by) the circuit court of jurisdiction where the requester resides. Legislation effective 6/15/98 makes lifetime registrants subject to community notification. West Virginia began its community notification program in September 1998.

This website only contains information pertaining to the registry, it does not provide offender specific information.
The general public can access SORP data on a specific person, but they must provide the name, date of birth, and SSN or driver's license number of the subject of inquiry. Affirmative community notification is the responsibility of local law enforcement.

The site is searchable by county where offender resides.
For offenders determined to have a moderate or high risk of re-offense, local law enforcement will provide notification to all residents living within 750 feet of the offender, plus certain organizations in the community. Notifications are by handbills, which include the offender's photo, name, address, date of birth, date and place of conviction, crime for which convicted, and physical characteristics. High risk offenders are also posted on the website using the handbill format.

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