United States Department of Justice
National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001
Distance: 423 Miles
Public safety resource that gives the public access to sex offender data nationwide
Search tool to identify location information on sex offenders residing, working, and attending school in their own neighborhoods and in nearby states and communities.
People can search information each individual state provides. Also, because information is hosted by each state and not by the federal government, search results should be verified by the user in the state where the information is posted.
In addition, provides visitors with information about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves and loved ones.
|Main - Public Comment Line||(202) 353-1555|
|Main - Switchboard||(202) 514-2000|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
DF-7000.4590Law Enforcement Records/Files Definition
Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to records and/or files kept by federal, state or local police agencies, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the courts or other agencies that relate to the investigation of individuals or organizations suspected of criminal activity; the commission and reporting of crimes; the arrest of criminal suspects; the indictment, conviction and sentencing of criminal offenders; and/or the confinement, probation/parole and release of offenders.
FN-1500.6250-800Sex Offender Registries/Community Notification Definition
Programs that seek to prevent released sex offenders from committing new crimes by requiring them to register with local law enforcement officials or other agencies maintaining a central sex offender registry. Sex offender registry requirements vary by jurisdiction but information for the registry typically includes name, address, date of birth, social security information, physical description, fingerprints and photographs. Conviction information may also be required, as well as samples for DNA identification. Law enforcement authorities may also have the obligation to disseminate information about registered sex offenders. Notification may extend to prior victims, neighbors, schools, youth organizations and other relevant individuals or groups. In some cases, community-wide notification may be required. Newspapers, television, radio and community meetings are some of the methods used to provide community notification.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YP-8000Sex Offenders Definition
Individuals who have committed rape or other sexual assault, nonfamilial child sexual assault, indecent exposure, voyeurism or other sexual offenses.