Additional Sex Offender Website Resources. Prompt, accurate responses to sex offender inquiries are critical to the Departments mission. In light of the coronavirus and its potential impact to the DPS services, plans and preparations are occurring to help ensure continued operations in case of drastically reduced workforce availability. Although delayed response times for certain types of inquiries may occur, many sex offender inquires will proceed in a fully automated fashion. The DPS will keep you abreast of specific impacts to our services.
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What Is a Sex Offender Registry? | RAINN
The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Illinois Legislature's determination to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of sex offenses. ISP has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this Registry and has made no determination that any individual included in the Registry is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the Registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Illinois state law. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individuals. Anyone who uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution. ISP updates this information regularly in an effort to assure that the information on the Registry is complete and accurate; however, ISP makes no representation, express or implied, that the information contained on the Registry is accurate.
Registered sex offenders are assigned a risk level by judge after a court hearing: Level 1 low risk of re-offense ; Level 2 medium risk of re-offense , and Level 3 high risk of re-offense. By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are included in this online directory. Get information about Level 1 offenders and offenders whose risk levels have not yet been determined by a judge by:.
The email form only requires the message. However, we encourage you to include your email address and other contact details if you'll be using it to submit a tip for a particular sex offender. Your tip may be provided to the appropriate law enforcement agency for follow-up investigation. This will ensure that this site contains accurate information.