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Sex Offender Residency Restrictions
Residency restrictions are only one of many conditions sex offenders face, but it's usually the first and most challenging one after a sentance that required incarcaration is completed or even if one that never involved incarcaration asit now affects where sex offender housing is eligible
Residency restrictions are the first of many sex offender restrictions that we are building into our site. We are prioritizing these conditions first so that can help offenders find a place to live before we address the many other issues after they have a place to live.
First you will need to determine the offense date and instructions can be found below. After you know the offense date you will need to go to the page for the state tht the offender will reside in. There are 50 states to document and we are prioritising based on state population. If you are inquiring regarding a state we have not yet documented, feel free to contact us.
How To Determine the Offense Date For Your State
What you need in order to determine the specific condinition that applies to a specific offender can be overwhelming. Not only have different offenders been convicted of different charges but they were all convicted on different dates. The specific charges determine if residency restriction do or do not apply and we will be listing those charges soon. First, we are concentrating on dates. When new laws are passed they always has an effective date and many times those convictions were prior to certain laws being inacted. The offense date is not the date somebody entered prison nor is it the date a court sentanced them but the date that the court determines the crime was committed. You can find out an offense date from the official DOC website by performing an offender search. Anybody convicted to prison or probation will appear on the DOC website. You can also find information on the court website but you will need to know the county that the conviction was prosecuted in before you know which county's court website to go to. The DOC website is the starting point.to find this information.
Once you know the offense date, you are ready for the next step. Scroll up and click on the living restrictions by state button.
Find an offense date for the following state