This page is NOT intended to supplant the community notification process, but rather, it allows the criminal justice community to promote public awareness concerning the potential threat that sex offenders pose to Arizona citizens. Realizing that it is impossible to notify every citizen about a sex offender's presence in their community, this site will empower you to obtain information and take the appropriate precautions. The Arizona Department of Public Safety maintains a current list of all registered sex offenders. Information is provided for sex offenders with risk assessment scores of Level 2, Level 3 and those who meet the requirements outlined in A. On June 1, 1996 Arizona adopted its version of "Megan's Law" by enacting the Sex Offender Community Notification statutes.
Furnishing the public with information regarding convicted sex offenders is a critical step towards encouraging the public to protect themselves from potential future acts. While records indicate that Arizona had laws regarding sex offender registration as early as 1939, never before has so much emphasis been focused on the sex offender population.
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) run by the FBI enables the NSOR to retain the offender’s current registered address and dates of registration, conviction, and residence.
The Lychner Act imposed two major obligations on the FBI that became effective October 3, 1997: Under the Act, the FBI may release relevant information to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies for law enforcement purposes only.
Father Gregory Brett, provincial of the Vincentians, said the church was sorry for the "deeply disturbing criminal actions" at the school. I am so, so sorry that this has happened to you," Fr Brett told the service."At the time, you were vulnerable boys who had the right of being educated in a safe and happy environment.
However, the Act specifically states that in no case shall the FBI release the identity of any victim of an offense that required registration of a sex offender.At least 160 students were abused by former staff and priests at the school between the 1970s and 1990s.Dozens of people gathered at the school's performing arts centre to hear an apology on behalf of the school and the Catholic Church."For them to acknowledge that what had happened to us was wrong and disgraceful, I think was great of them to do that," Mr Thorpe said."I think it's a step in the right direction to move forward in the healing process.You start off small steps and you build up."Mr Thorpe said the abuse had affected his ability to form relationships and open up to people."It doesn't happen overnight, healing, but it gradually will happen.