Megan's Law

Sex Offender Registration Information

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the California Lutheran University Department of Campus Safety and Security is providing a link to the State of California Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry.

Megan's Law - Sex Offender Registration and Exclusion Information [meganslaw.ca.gov]

This Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice to each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was also amended to make it clear that institutions may disclose information received through state registration and community notification programs, even if the sex offender is a student.

In the State of California persons convicted of specified sex offenders must register with the local law enforcement jurisdiction in which they reside. The Sex Offender Registry in the State of California is maintained by the California Department of Justice.

California's Megan's Law was enacted in 1996, and allows local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex offender registrants found to be posing a risk to the public. The information on this web site is made solely to protect the public. Anyone who uses this information to commit a crime or to harass an offender or his or her family is subject to criminal prosecution and civil liability. Any person who is required to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290 who enters this web site is punishable by a fine not exceeding $ 1,000.00, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or both the fine and imprisonment. Penal Code 290.46 (i)

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