Smart Talk: Sex offender registries work?
What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, March 29, 2016:
Go to the Pennsylvania State Police website and you can find a link to Megan’s Law website — a list of convicted sex crime offenders. The list includes photographs of the criminal, his or her current address and the crime the person was convicted of.
Those on the list must register for 15 years up to the rest of their lives for offenses ranging from luring a child to rape.
When an offender relocates, the victim, neighbors, county and others are informed.
The idea behind the Megan’s Law website is that the information will help to keep the offender from committing another sex crime.
But does it work?
Listen to the PodCast here: http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2016/03/smart-talk-sex-offender-registries-work-terrorism-exploding-worldwide.php
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In this trying time we want to reiterate a few things for our registrants and families. We don't want there to be any confusion or penalties concerning registry requirements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Make sure you know current requirements. You can go to your Sheriff's Office website to see if there is new information there. If so, we suggest you do a screen print and save it. Call your registry office to get clarification on any questions you might have. Document the date, time, who you spoke with and their instructions regarding any address change, vehicle, employment, travel dates if required, etc.
Keep in mind if you are required to update your drivers license annually through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you should contact them for their status. Some are limiting the number of people allowed inside and you have to wait to receive a call from them and then come back inside. Document any instructions.Be safe, be smart, stay healthy and know we will get through this.
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