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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 Federal Sex Offender Legislation section of the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking Web site.

You can locate your state's sex offender registry on the State Sex Offender Registry Web sites section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Web site. Additional information is available on the Megan's Law by State section of the KlaasKids Foundation Web site and the Justice System: Sex Offender Registries section of our Web site.

Last Updated: December 21, 2012

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