The parents of 7-year-old Megan Kanka of Hamilton Township did not know that a twice-convicted sex offender was living across the street until that neighbor was charged with the brutal rape and murder of their daughter. The crime -- occurring only months after a similar incident in Monmouth County -- prompted passage of state laws requiring notification about sex offenders who may pose risk to the community. New Jersey's law, commonly known as "Megan's Law," requires convicted sex offenders to register with local police. Megan's Law also establishes a three-tier notification process to provide information about sex offenders to law enforcement agencies and, when appropriate, to the public. The type of notification is based on an evaluation of the risk to the community from a particular sex offender. The Attorney General's Office, in consultation with a special member council, has provided county prosecutors, who must make that evaluation, with the factors to be used in determining the level of risk posed by the sex offender. Equipped with the descriptions and whereabouts of sex offenders, communities will be better able to protect their children. What is registration? Sex offenders must fill out a registration form and submit it to their local police department. The form requests personal information of the sex offender, including home address and place of employment.
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You may go trick-or-treating for Halloween in your hometown. Or, you may go to a family or friend's house somewhere else in New Jersey. It's a good time to take inventory of who is living in your neighborhood, and across the state, by clicking on the maps below that identifying where hundreds of sex-offenders live in New Jersey. The list of clickable maps below contain New Jersey State Police data of registered sex offenders living in New Jersey's Patch towns as of October Note that the New Jersey State Police only list tier 2 and tier 3 sex offenders registered under Megan's Law guidelines. The maps represens addresses of offenders convicted of sex crimes.
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