History[ edit ] Precedent of Megan's Law, federal Jacob Wetterling Act of , required each state to create a registry for sexual offenders and certain other offenses against children. Under the Wetterling Act, registry information was kept for law enforcement use only, although law enforcement agencies were allowed to release the information of specific persons when deemed necessary to protect the public. They said that Megan would still be alive had they known of the criminal history of Timmendequas. In some states all sex offenders are subject to public notification through Megan's Law websites. However, in others, only information on high-risk offenders is publicly available, and the complete lists are withheld for law enforcement only.
The address information, which was not previously available to the public, is graphically displayed on maps in relation to the user's neighborhood, other addresses, parks, and schools. The public is able to search names, addresses, cities, zip codes, counties, parks and schools. Information on specified persons who are required to register as sex offenders under Penal Code PC Section is displayed. Sex offenders who have been granted a legal exclusion or have been convicted of an offense not requiring public disclosure see PC Section
Megan's Law Disclaimer Read and acknowledge the disclaimer at the bottom of page. 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. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under California law appears on this website.
California Sex Offender Registry Mission The mission of the California Sex Offender Registry is to provide accurate and timely information to the law enforcement community and the general public concerning sex offender registration in California. Overview In , California became the first state in the nation to enact a sex offender registration law that required offenders convicted of specified offenses to register with their local law enforcement agency. This practice is still in place and the California Sex and Arson Registry CSAR serves as the statewide repository for information on registered sex offenders. Today, the California Sex Offender Registry continues to provide a wide range of services that support and assist the law enforcement community with the monitoring and registration of over , California sex offenders.