Update: National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)

An earlier post here reported on measures taken by states to track sex offenders and provided links to the FBI's National Sex Offender Registry and State Sex Offender Registry Web Sites. Yesterday, July 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a dedicated web site, the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR). It is a portal to the sex offender registry databases of 21 participating states and the District of Columbia. Hawaii is included. Each state's web site is displayed in a frame within the DOJ web site. Although the FBI's State Sex Offender Registry Web Sites links to each of the 50 states, one must search the states individually. The NSOPR allows a collective search of all 21 states (thus far), a regional search, or a state search. A map with participating states shaded gives a visual sense of the location of those states, and the user can begin a search there with a click on the map or the National Search button. Search options include searching by name or zip code. DOJ makes it clear that it is not responsible for the information from the individual state sites and strongly advises users to communicate with the responsible state agencies to verify information.

See National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)


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