The information in the CSAR is provided to local law enforcement agencies by the sex offender during the registration process. The Office of the Attorney General is unable to guarantee the accuracy of this translation and is therefore not liable for any inaccurate information resulting from the translation application tool. Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business. If you have any questions please contact: Bilingual Services Program at About Megan's Law.
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Non-Emergency - Click Here. In , a convicted child molester was arrested for the murder and rape of 7 year-old Megan Kanka in a New Jersey suburb. The offender lived right across the street from the Kanka residence, however the Police Department was prohibited from disclosing the presence of this child molester because at the time the law did not allow the release of sex offender information to the public. The law was changed to permit the release of this information to the public and on May 8, , President Clinton signed the law, dubbed "Megan's Law" in remembrance of little Megan Kanka. This law was implemented to allow potential victims to protect themselves and allow parents to protect their children.
Informational Only. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. Legal Limits on Disclosures.
The mission of the California Sex Offender Registry is to provide accurate and timely information to the law enforcement community and the general public concerning sex offender registration in California. In , California became the first state in the nation to enact a sex offender registration law that required offenders convicted of specified offenses to register with their local law enforcement agency. This practice is still in place and the California Sex and Arson Registry CSAR serves as the statewide repository for information on registered sex offenders. Today, the California Sex Offender Registry continues to provide a wide range of services that support and assist the law enforcement community with the monitoring and registration of over , California sex offenders. We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients and are committed to providing a high-quality of service.