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:. Learn more about that process. Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger , is designed to educate parents on the topic of sexual abuse. It features interviews with four paroled child molesters who provide candid insight into how they preyed on their victims and important information detailing how parents can protect their children; interviews with three survivors of childhood sexual abuse; and a demonstration by an FBI Special Agent who details the dangers of online chat rooms.
This Website is provided as a public service by the U. Department of Justice "the Department". Using this Website, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating Jurisdiction Website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.
Informational Only. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. Legal Limits on Disclosures. Only information on registered sex offenders allowed to be disclosed under California law appears on this website. Under state law, some registered sex offenders are not subject to public disclosure, so they are not included on this site.
Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section , members of the public are not allowed to use information from the registry to inflict retribution or additional punishment to offenders. Harassment, stalking, or threats against offenders or members of their families are prohibited and doing so may violate both Tennessee criminal and civil laws. Though much of the information in the registry is of record, some of the information contained on the registry is obtained directly from offenders. The information contained in an offender's record does not imply listed individuals will commit a specific type of crime in the future, nor does it imply that if a future crime is committed by a listed individual what the nature of that crime may be. The TBI makes no representation as to any offender's likelihood of re-offending.