"Years later, VT sex offender registry lacks addresses

"By: April McCullum, Free Press Staff Writer – Published March 17, 2017 - Burlington Free Press | March 17, 2017

Vermont families are unable to find out whether a high-risk sex offender lives in their neighborhood, years after the public sex offender registry was directed to include those details. After more than eight years of discussion, the online Vermont Sex Offender Registry still lacks detailed information about where high-risk offenders live.

Members of the public can view photos, names and towns of residence for people on the online registry, but not to the level of street addresses. Sex offender registries in other states, including New Hampshire and New York, include offenders' last known street addresses.

Vermont lawmakers requested that the online sex offender registry include street addresses for high-risk or non-compliant offenders in a 2009 law, and again in 2015. The Vermont Department of Public Safety was told to ensure that the data were free of errors and that the registry had fixed problems identified by the State Auditor's Office before they were allowed to post addresses.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/government/2017/03/17/years-later-vt-sex-offender-registry-lacks-addresses/99215736/

 


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