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What is Megan's Law?
Megan's Law, signed by President Clinton in May 1996, amends the Jacob Wetterling Act to require states to release relevant information concerning registered child molesters and sexually violent offenders when necessary to protect the public. You can learn more about Megan's Law and other sex offender legislation by visiting the
Legislative History of Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification
section of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking website.
You can locate state sex offender registry sites on the
National Sex Offender Public Website
. See the
Justice System: Sex Offender Registries
section of our website for additional information and resources.
September 18, 2017
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