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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.

Last Updated: September 18, 2017

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