Alissa Ackerman of California State University Fullerton, a criminologist and national expert on the treatment of sex offenders. Individuals found to be low-risk — and some adjudged moderate-risk — would be on a registry only available to law enforcement personnel. The proposal was crystalized into a bill introduced during the immediate past session of the General Assembly, though it failed to make it out of the Judiciary Committee. State Sen. Paul Doyle, co-chair of the committee, said the complexity and emotional nature of the issue made it more appropriate for the longer session next year. Leadership was not prepared to deal with it in a short session.
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-offense , and 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. Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger , is designed to educate parents on the topic of sexual abuse. It features interviews with four paroled child molesters who provide candid insight into how they preyed on their victims and important information detailing how parents can protect their children; interviews with three survivors of childhood sexual abuse; and a demonstration by an FBI Special Agent who details the dangers of online chat rooms.
One of the ways to be proactive about safety is by staying informed of who is living and working in your neighborhood. A sex offender registry is a list of all convicted sex offenders in a state. Sex offender registries generally include the offender's address, physical appearance, and criminal history. All fifty states require individuals convicted of certain sex crimes to register. Those convicted of more violent crimes are typically required to remain registered for a longer period and to update their address more frequently.
Read about Megan's Law. Important Information for Sex Offenders. New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State Police to make available to the public over the Internet information about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan's Law.