Protecting your kids from predators and dangerous individuals has gotten tougher in the age of social media. People share so much information about themselves and their families online nowadays that it’s easy for criminals to find out detailed information on you and your family. Well one tool that is in your arsenal of protection is the email notifications and mapping of sex offenders by the Georgia Sex Offender Registry.
The Georgia Sex Offender Registry posts detailed information on the registered sex offenders in in the state of Georgia including a visual map like the one displayed above. At their website you can read information on the laws of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), which is the central repository for Georgia’s Violent Sexual Offender Registry. At the bottom of the site you can search for sex offenders, predators and absconders and view a quarterly summary of the sex offender information.
According to the site the following people are required to register:
* Persons convicted on or after July 1, 1996 of a dangerous sexual offense.
* Persons previously convicted of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor and may be released from prison or placed on parole, supervised release, or probation on or after July 1, 1996.
* Persons who have previously been convicted of a sexually violent offense or dangerous sexual offense and may be released from prison or placed on parole, supervised release, or probation on or after July 1, 1996;
* Persons who are a resident of Georgia who intends to reside in this state and who is convicted under the laws of another state or the United States, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or in a tribal court of a sexually violent offense, a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor on or after July 1, 1999, or a dangerous sexual offense on or after July 1, 1996.
* A nonresident who changes residence from another state or territory of the United States or any other place to Georgia who is required to register as a sexual offender under federal law, military law, tribal law, or the laws of another state or territory, or who has been convicted in this state of a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor or any dangerous sexual offense;
The email notifications send out names, location, and photos of the registrants with the offense they were convicted of.