Please remember that this registry is only a preliminary
screening tool, and the information by itself cannot ensure
the safety of any individual. The following guidelines set
forth some appropriate steps to take using the information
about sex offenders provided through this registry:
Sharing and discussing the information from the web site
with those residing in your household, such as family
members (click on the link "About
Sex Offenders" for background information and educational
materials about sex offenders).
Sharing the information from the web site with those
responsible for caring for children at your residence
or within your organization.
Remaining alert for the presence of any individual offenders
in the vicinity of those under your care or supervision.
Taking appropriate precautions to protect those at risk,
based on the information provided (click on the link for
"Personal Safety" for
Discussing with your children how to act and what to
do when dealing with strangers (click on the link for
"Personal Safety" for specific tips).
Using the information responsibly, in a manner that will
facilitate the safety and well-being of those in your
The following measures would constitute inappropriate
uses of the information about sex offenders provided through
this registry, and may result in court action or prosecution:
Attempting to harm the offender or the offender's property,
or attempting to harass the offender or make unsolicited,
Taking any action against the offender's family, household
members or employer that may in any way harm or harass
a person or property.
Using registry information for the purpose of applying
for, obtaining, or denying health insurance, insurance,
loans, credit, education, scholarships or fellowships,
benefits privileges or services provided by any business
establishment (unless for a purpose consistent with the
enhancement of public safety), or housing or accommodations.