Megan’s Law for Nevada

updated 8/5/2016

Contact Person: Department of Public Safety. Telephone: (775) 684 6262 Email: sorhelp@dps.state.nv.us
Offenders Required to Register: All adult offenders and certain juvenile offenders convicted of certain sex offenses and crimes against children after 1956 and released on parole or probation are subject to risk assessment and notification dependent upon assigned level of risk.
Information Collected: Record of registration, fingerprints, photograph, new address or updated information.
Administrating Agency: Department of Public Safety/Local law enforcement.
Timeframe for Registration: Within 48 hours of arrival in a county; 48 hours of changing address, within 48 hours of moving into State.
Applies to Out of State Offenders: Yes
Duration of Requirement: Life;  tier 1  offenders   may petition the District Court in the jurisdiction where they live for relief of  the duty to register after 15 years of consecutive registration. See NRS 179D.490
Verification of Address: Annual verification for sex offender by non-forwardable mail verification.  Every 90 days for sexually violent predators. They can petition the AG’s office to have their tier level re-assessed if they are a tier 2 or 3 after 10 years of consecutive registration.
Penalties for Non-Compliance: Category D felony.
Access to Information: Tier 1 (low risk) offenders: Local law enforcement agencies shall share information with other appropriate law enforcement agencies. Tier 2 (moderate risk) offenders: School districts, private educational institutions, camps, day care centers, foster care centers or homes, and those religious or other community organizations that care for or otherwise provide services to and programs for women and children, shall receive notification once the local law enforcement agency, using its judgment, discretion, training, and experience, has determined that such organization is reasonably likely to encounter the offender. Any group, agency, or organization, which provides services to women and children, should be encouraged to register with law enforcement to receive notification.  Tier 3 (high risk) offenders: the law enforcement agency where the offender resides notifies not only other law enforcement agencies, schools, and youth organizations, but also the general public “through means designed to reach members of the public likely to encounter the sex offender.”
Confidentiality Provision: It is illegal to use information obtained through this web site to commit a crime against a registered sex offender or to engage in discrimination or harassment against a registered sex offender.  Anyone who uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil action.
Number Registered: 6,428 active  18,276 inactive registered offenders as of  6/30/16
Percent Compliance: 83.2%
Internet Access: http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov
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