Megan’s Law tip line, help line now available

Two nonprofit organizations have launched two new services to help citizens make better use of the state Megan’s Law sex offender database.
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center have teamed up to offer a tip line to report sex offenders believed to be in violation of of their requirements as well as a National Megan’s Law Helpline to provide information and resources and help people access the database, organizers said in a written statement.
“The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an opportunity to report registrants who are failing to comply with registration requirements, employment or supervision restrictions or who are in position of trust where they can access children,” the statement said.
Tips can be made by calling the Helpline at 888-275-7365, or online at www.parentsformeganslaw.org.
While the program is not designed to report police emergencies, “Agency deputized staff work collaboratively with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to facilitate the appropriate follow-up action.”
Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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