US government website to provide information on sex offenders

US government website to provide information on sex offenders

[JURIST] Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official website] announced Friday, while acknowledging National Missing Children's Day [DOJ press release], that a new federal website would provide state-by-state information on known sex offenders within two months. The website, with voluntary participation by states, will allow someone to do a national search online to determine if a convicted sex criminal has moved from one state to another. The system is designed to add some degree of uniformity to the many state methods of notification; Oregon currently provides information only over the phone while others have statewide websites that provide different degrees of access to information. AP has more.