Summary of Megan's Law

California's Megan's Law was enacted in 1996 (Pen. Code, § 290.46) . It mandates the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to notify the public about specified registered sex offenders. Megan’s Law also authorizes designated law enforcement entities to notify the public when necessary to ensure the public safety based upon information available to the entity concerning that person's current risk of sexual or violent re-offense (Pen. Code, § 290.45) . All states in the United States now have some form of Megan's Law.

The California Sex and Arson Registry is the source of sex offender information displayed on this website. This database contains registration information provided by offenders to local law enforcement agencies. This website may indicate that some registrants are currently in violation of their registration requirements. Any information you may have on these individuals should be reported to your local law enforcement agency.