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Friday, April 21, 2017

Legislative Goal #12 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Add Sexual Misdemeanor Convictions to Virginia’s Writs of Actual Innocence


And the final Goal to be posted is…………….Goal #12; Add Sexual Misdemeanor convictions to Virginia’s Writs of Actual Innocence. 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.  
 

Legislative Goal #11 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Repeal OR Amend Virginia’s 21-Day (to Recant) Rule


I’ve decided to wrap up the posting of Legislative Goals today. 

Goal #11; Repeal OR Amend Virginia’s 21-Day (to Recant) Rule. 
 

Legislative Goal #10 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Discern Teen-to-Teen Image Creation and Sharing (Sexting) in VA Code from REAL Child Pornography


Another Goal for today is #10; Discern consensual Teen-to-Teen image creation and sharing (Sexting) in VA Code from REAL Child Pornography in Virginia. 

This issue has been previously studied by the Virginia State Crime Commission but they determined that Commonwealth Attorneys were using good discretion and should be allowed to continue charging felonies where they liked. 

Sadly, there have been too many cases of felony child pornography charges filed by C.A.’s against teenagers who did not use any force, threat, intimidation or extortion across the State and the highest age group is the 13-14 year olds (see above chart). Virginia Code must be amended to prevent these life destroying charges from ruining young lives in the Commonwealth. 
 

Legislative Goal #9 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Modernize the Virginia State Police Registration Process. Plus better communications with RSO’s and for the VSP to Track/Share the data that THEY gather every year.


Today’s Goal is #9, and it has 3 parts.
  1. It’s time to modernize the VSP Registry, re-registration system and data entry.
  2. Better and more accurate communication from the VSP to our RSO’s
  3. Additional data that is already gathered by the VSP should be available either through FOIA OR included in the annual VSP Sex Offender Monitoring Report.
If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.
 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Legislative Goal #8 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Eliminate the USPS Certified letters for VSP Re-Registration and Implement a Repeating/Rotating Schedule Based on the RSO’s DOB and Last Name


Today’s Goal is #8, Eliminate the USPS Certified letters for Virginia State Police (VSP) Re-Registration and implement a repeating/rotating schedule based on all Registered Sex Offenders (RSO’s) DOB and last name.  

Officially this Goal could be incorporated with upcoming Goal #9, but #9 will cost a lot of money whereas #8 will save the State money. So that is why I have separated them. 

The Virginia State Police could save more than half a million dollars every year for a few years by implementing Goal #8 and then take that savings to put towards Goal #9. Yes, I know that’s not how allocated Budget monies for the VSP works, but the reality is they’d save money for a few years and then reallocate it for modernizing the current system.
 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Legislative Goal #7 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Virginia Should Establish a Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB)


Today’s Goal is #7; Virginia should establish a Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.  

You could make your request via email, via phone or even schedule a meeting with your Delegate and Senator to discuss the issues that concern you as their constituent and then propose a Bill or two at that meeting.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pope Francis 2017 Easter Homily


Over the last few years I have posted the Easter and/or Christmas Homily’s by Pope Francis if they have struck a cord with me when it comes to being an advocate for an unpopular and extremely difficult platform. 

This years Easter homily has two sections that I feel captures what those listed on the U.S. Sex Offender Registries experience but also for their loved ones who are also sacrificed under the guise of public safety. 
  • “Their faces mirror the faces of women, mothers, who weep as they see the lives of their children crushed by massive corruption that strips them of their rights and shatters their dreams.  By daily acts of selfishness that crucify and then bury people’s hopes.  By paralyzing and barren bureaucracies that stand in the way of change.  In their grief, those two women reflect the faces of all those who, walking the streets of our cities, behold human dignity crucified”. 
  • Break down all the walls that keep us locked in our sterile pessimism, in our carefully constructed ivory towers that isolate us from life in our compulsive need for security and in boundless ambition that can make us compromise the dignity of others”.
 
Below is the entire homily. 

Happy Easter, everyone. 

Mary Devoy

 
Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
Easter Vigil
15 April 2017

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/04/15/pope_francis_homily_at_easter_vigil,_2017/1306003

“After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb” (Mt 28:1).  We can picture them as they went on their way…  They walked like people going to a cemetery, with uncertain and weary steps, like those who find it hard to believe that this is how it all ended.  We can picture their faces, pale and tearful.  And their question: can Love have truly died?

Unlike the disciples, the women are present – just as they had been present as the Master breathed his last on the cross, and then, with Joseph of Arimathea, as he was laid in the tomb.  Two women who did not run away, who remained steadfast, who faced life as it is and who knew the bitter taste of injustice.  We see them there, before the tomb, filled with grief but equally incapable of accepting that things must always end this way.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Legislative Goal #6 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Repeal Virginia’s Myth-Based, Hate-Driven Residency Restriction Statute § 18.2-370.3.


Today’s Goal is #6, Repeal Virginia’s myth-based, hate-driven Residency Restriction Statute. 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.  

You could make your request via email, via phone or even schedule a meeting with your Delegate and Senator to discuss the issues that concern you as their constituent and then propose a Bill or two at that meeting.  

If they decline to Patron/Sponsor the Bill, ask them why 

If their concerns can be addressed, address it. If not let them know you’ll be in a touch again in a month or 2, then pick a different goal and ask them to sponsor that new proposal and if they decline, again ask them why.
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Legislative Goal #5 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia –Determine if the Violent Registered Sex Offenders Can OR Can NOT worship in Virginia and if they CAN’T, Add an Exemption to Virginia Code for Places of Worship


Today’s Goal is #5, Determine if the Violent Registered Sex Offenders Can OR Can NOT worship in Virginia…..AND if they CAN’T, Add an exemption to Virginia Code for “Places of Worship”. 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.  

You could make your request via email, via phone or even schedule a meeting with your Delegate and Senator to discuss the issues that concern you as their constituent and then propose a Bill or two at that meeting.  

If they decline to Patron/Sponsor the Bill, ask them why.
 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Legislative Goal #4 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Move Misdemeanor/Non-Violent and Juveniles RSO’s to a Private Registry AND Automatically Remove Them Both After a Reasonable Time-frame of Perfect Compliance


Today’s Goal is #4; Move Misdemeanor/Non-Violent and Juveniles RSO’s to a Private Registry AND automatically remove them both after a reasonable time-frame (see below) of perfect compliance. 

This Goal (#4) is needed only until Goal #3 can be fulfilled in its entirety.  

This Goal (#4) is the easiest, fastest and cheapest part of Goal #3 so if there is push-back on Goal #3; Goal #4 is a compromise for the meantime. 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.   

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Legislative Goal #3 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Implement a 4 Tier/Level Risk-Based Classification System for the VSP Sex Offender Registry, Instead of the Current 2-Level Conviction Based System


Today’s Goal is #3; implement a 4 Tier/Level Risk-Based Classification System for the VSP Sex Offender Registry.  

It’s probably the most extensive Goal, the most expensive goal and I believe it’s the most important goal even though I don’ t have it listed as #1. 

If you agree with this goal please ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.  Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November.  

You could make your request via email, via phone or even schedule a meeting with your Delegate and Senator to discuss the issues that concern you as their constituent and then propose a Bill or two at that meeting.  

If they decline to Patron/Sponsor the Bill, ask them why 

If their concerns can be addressed, address them. If not let them know you’ll be in a touch again in a month or 2, then pick a different goal and ask them to sponsor that new proposal and if they decline, again ask them why. If their new concerns for the second request can be addressed, address them.
 

Monday, April 3, 2017

One Type of Legislation Has Been Continuously Filed by Virginia Legislators EVERY Year for the last 13 General Assembly Sessions Whereas Other Categories Come and Go. Can You Guess the Category?


 
Today was the first Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission meeting of 2017; they usually hold 4 meetings per year and I always attend the first one because that’s’ where they discuss Legislation from the most recent General Assembly session. The VCSC website will post the presentations/data from today’s meeting online at some point in the next few days but right now it’s not online. 

The first VCSC meeting always includes how many Bills (legislation) were filed and in what categories they fell into. 

Now the VCSC tracks the Bills that have Fiscal Impact Statements (FIS) because their staff has to provide the statements prior to, during and after session. More on FIS requirements is below for anyone who is interested. The VCSC also captures the most popular (highest count) Bills w/ an FIS, and that’s varied from year to year sometimes they document just the Top 3 types of Bills and other years it’s the Top 9. 

Not every Bill has a financial cost which means a FIS would not be needed, so the VCSC’s annual count of Bills by Type/Category is not the grand total for each category, in fact some categories show zero but that doesn’t mean there weren’t Bills in those categories that year. Either the Bill count with FIS’s was so low they didn’t make the Top 3-10 List OR there were Bills in that category but they had NO FIS.  

Every year for the last 13 Virginia General Assembly sessions the category of “Sex Offender” has had a high enough number of Bills being filed the VCSC has included them in their GA wrap-up presentation. NO other category of Legislation in Virginia in the last 13 sessions has made the VCSC count EVERY YEAR, except "Sex Offender".  

Is this surprising? No. In fact a VCSC staffer said to me today when I held my spreadsheet (while it was missing the 2017 data) up to him, that sounds about right. I know Virginia Delegates and Senators love to target the “Sex Offenders”, it’s usually any easy vote, to sail through with little discussion or opposition. 

The problem is “Sex Offender” legislation should NOT be the most requested type of Bill in Virginia because:
·         9 out of 10 sex crimes that happened last year, that will happen this year and that will happen next year in the Commonwealth will be committed by someone known to the victim, not a stranger.
·         96-98% of sex crimes that happened last year, that will happen this year and that will happen next year in the Commonwealth will be committed by someone who is NOT a Registered Sex Offender, listed on the VSP Registry. 

Yet Virginia Delegates and Senators are filing Sex Offender Bills year-in-and-year-out while claiming to target those already convicted of a crime because they will do it again when in reality the recidivism rate for Registered Sex Offenders is the second lowest of ALL crimes. 
 

March 2017 Goal Brochure: Virginia Deserves a Smarter Sex Offender Registry


Update:
A revised Goal Brochure is now posted here, the April 2017 version is below.

Original Post:

Last week (before I received the 2016 VSP costs) I designed and ordered a new Restoring Integrity to Virginia SO Registry Goal brochure (see below) since my last brochure was for the 2014 VA General Assembly. 

As 2017 moves along I will add the 2016 VSP costs and then the 2017 RSO count right before the 2018 Virginia General Assembly begins next January for those copies. My brochures always have a date at the bottom of a panel so you know how current it is. 

You might notice the order of Goals in this new brochure is a bit different than the order from the Legislative Goal page but that’s because these brochures are read by Legislators, the media, Victim’s advocates and citizens who aren’t familiar with the Virginia Registry so I start the brochure with goals they are more likely to agree with so hopefully they will continue to read the list instead of putting the brochure down.
 

Restoring Integrity to Virginia Sex Offender Registry April 2017 Dos and Don’t Brochure


This past weekend I updated and ordered a new Restoring Integrity to Virginia SO Registry Dos and Don’ts brochure (see below) since the last version was from January 2015. This 2017 version is wider, so I was able to add more restrictions and regulations than the original had. 
 

Friday, March 31, 2017

How Much has Virginia Spent on Managing and Monitoring Their Registered Sex Offenders From 2005 to 2016? $63.2 Million



As long time readers/followers know I’ve been submitting FOIA requests to the Virginia State Police for the last 8 years to track growth, classifications, categories of RSO’s and costs of the VSP Registry. The majority of my VSP FOIA requests are denied under Virginia’s ridiculous FOIA rules but one FOIA I know I’ll always get an answer on is the annual costs for the State Police to monitor and manage our RSO’s. 

I have to pay a fee ($44.98 for the 2016 numbers) for the VSP to pull the data I’ve asked for, but it’s worth it in my opinion. 

So in 2016 the cost of the USPS certified letter went down to $10.06 per letter but there was a 5% increase in the number of letters that went out in 2016. All-in-all the VSP is claiming a 2.01% drop in costs for 2016 from 2015’s numbers. 

But for the first time I decided to tally the total spent by the VSP over the last 11 years and that comes to $63,279,920.79 ….Wow! 

And remember approximately 40% of the entire RSO population are actually “under VSP supervision”. Approximately 20% is incarcerated and the other 40% are officially under VA-DOC Probation supervision but yet the VSP mails their letters out and takes their re-registrations and data updates. So 60% of the RSO population is costing the VA-DOC millions of dollars per year too.
 
What a waste of resources and money when this population has a 3-12% recidivism rate. 

Mary Devoy

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Legislative Goal #2 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia – Correct 2 Virginia Statutes with Known Errors (VA Code v. Hours of Operation) Making RSO Compliance Extremely Difficult and Many Times a Felony


I’m posting 1 to 2 of my newly redrafted Legislative Goals for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia , one at a time through mid-May. Not only to highlight each one but hopefully to inspire you readers/followers to speak up and ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018.

Our VA GA. sessions begin the second Wednesday of every January so you should make your request somewhere between May and early-November. You could do it via email, via phone or even schedule a meeting with your Delegate and Senator to discuss the issues that concern you as their constituent and then propose a Bill or two at that meeting.

If they decline to Patron/Sponsor the Bill, ask them why.  

If their concerns can be addressed, address them. If not let them know you’ll be in a touch again in a month or 2, then pick a different goal and ask them to sponsor that new proposal and if they decline, again ask them why. If their new concerns for the second request can be addressed, address them. 
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6th Circuit Courts Decision on Michigan Case Snyder v. Doe was “Reviewed” by SCOTUS on Friday March 24 then on Monday SCOTUS Asked the Solicitor General to Weigh in Before They Reach a Decision


There isn’t a lot of information about this SCOTUS “Review” that occurred last Friday for me to share here.
 
So I’m posting the below links for anyone who is interested in the Michigan case of Snyder v. Doe that asks Are Sex Offender Laws Punishment? The 6th Circuit Court said, YES. Then the case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court not to be “heard” but to be “reviewed”. Now SCOTUS has asked the Solicitor General to weigh in before they reach a decision.
 
Mary Devoy 

Supreme Court asks for input of Solicitor General; what does this mean? March 27, 2017
http://nationalrsol.org/supreme-court-asks-for-input-of-solicitor-general-what-does-this-mean/
·               Today’s orders – Two grants, one CVSG, still no Masterpiece Cakeshop
http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/03/todays-orders-two-grants-one-cvsg-still-no-masterpiece-cakeshop/
SCOTUS to consider MI’s Snyder v. Doe 6th Circuit decision, March 24, 2017
Are Sex Offender Laws Punishment?
http://all4consolaws.org/2017/03/mi-scotus-to-consider-snyder-v-doe-for-review/
 

 
Past articles on Snyder v. Doe:
·               Sex offender laws and the 6th Circuit’s Ex Post Facto Clause ruling, September 7, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/09/07/sex-offender-laws-and-the-6th-circuits-ex-post-facto-clause-ruling/?utm_term=.4db2ad1a157a
·               The 6th Circuit Finally Said The Magic Word: Punitive, August 25, 2016
https://blog.simplejustice.us/2016/08/27/the-6th-circuit-finally-said-the-magic-word-punitive/
·               Court says Michigan sex offender registry laws creating ‘moral lepers’, August 26, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/26/court-mich-treating-sex-offenders-as-moral-lepers-restrictions-struck-down/
·               6th Circuit Says Mich. Sex Offender Registry Is Punitive and, Not Incidentally, Stupid August 26, 2016
http://reason.com/blog/2016/08/26/6th-circuit-says-michigans-sex-offender
·               Court voids state sex offender registry for imposing unconstitutionally retroactive punishment , August 25, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/08/25/court-voids-state-sex-offender-registry-for-imposing-unconstitutionally-retroactive-punishment/?utm_term=.0fa59bb53993

Monday, March 27, 2017

Legislative Goal #1 for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia - Remove the Employer/Company Name AND the Street Address from the Online VSP Sex Offender Registry

New Brochure for 2017, Just Ordered Them Today!
As you most likely already know, I completely redrafted my Legislative Goals for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia on March 22, 2017. 

Now I’m going to post 1 to 2 of those goal per week, one at a time until mid-May to not only highlight each one but hopefully to inspire you readers/followers to speak up and ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator to Patron/Sponsor a Bill at the next Virginia General Assembly session in January 2018. 
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Legislative Goals for a Smarter Sex Offender Registry in Virginia


Originally I had 28 Legislative Goals, now I’ve settled on 13. 

A few more may follow over the next few weeks but these http://goo.gl/k0O5Vu  are my priority. 

I hope you’ll pick one or two and ask your one Virginia Delegate and one Senator before mid-November to patron one in January 2018. 

This is what I’ll be working on from May 2017 until after November selection for the entire Virginia House.

Mary Devoy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HB1485: Virginia’s Residency Restrictions and Loitering Laws for Those Listed on the VSP Sex Offender Registry


Update:

Well thank goodness; VA Senator Deeds was honest about where 2017’s HB1485/SB1072 actually came from, the Virginia State Police! Unlike Delegate Dickie Bell’s “constituent” claim. 

If you patron a Bill, own where it came from, what the true intent was, what the collateral consequences are and how about who raised the alarm on it's issues.

Mary 

McAuliffe signs sex offender bill, March 22, 2017
New law expands qualifying offenses
 

Original Post:

I’m still working on revising the Legislative Goal page, but everyday I wind up working on a post or two because of the revisions I’m making. 

Today I was gathering all the past legislation that has been proposed to expand Virginia’s Residency Restrictions and Loitering Laws since I became a volunteer advocate (the list is at the very bottom) even though I routinely share all the research with those same lawmakers but they continue to propose expansion anyway. 

Now that 2017’s HB1485 has been signed by the Governor McAuliffe and becomes law on July 1st, Delegate Dickie Bell is out touting his “big win” to news outlets, with a press release. 

·         Out-of-state sex offenders get tighter Va. Regulation, March 21, 2017 http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2017/03/21/out--state-sex-offenders-get-tighter-va-regulation/99442372/
·         Governor signs Delegate Bell's House Bill 1485, March 21, 2017
http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Governor-signs-Delegate-Bells-House-Bill-1485-416782193.html
·         Governor McAuliffe Signs Sex Offender Bill, March 21, 2017
                        http://wsls.com/2017/03/21/governor-mcauliffe-signs-sex-offender-bill/
·         Governor McAuliffe Signs Sex Offender Bill Patroned by Dickie Bell, March 20, 2017
·         McAuliffe signs sex-offender legislation patroned by Bell, March 20, 2017

So I’ve decided to share more details about where HB1485 came from and what Delegate Bell claimed to know and not know about it when we spoke on the phone back on December 20, 2016. 

Delegate Bell has publically claimed he had a "constituent" who came to him about HB1485. 

Well that’s not totally accurate; the “constituent” was a Virginia State Police Investigator. 

From the phone call on December 20, 2016 Delegate Bell told me the VSP Investigator’s original intent with HB1485 was to ban Registered Sex Offender's from all Virginia libraries because the Investigator told him there was an RSO that was “hanging around” the children’s section of the Bristol library. I then advised Delegate Bell that Virginia’s Loitering law does NOT include libraries, so HB1485 would do nothing to change that situation.  

I then advised Delegate Bell I opposed SB384 back in 2014 that was intended to ban RSO’s from Virginia Libraries which was a request by a Commonwealth’s Attorney in Senator Reeves' district. I advised Bell that in 2014 I opposed SB384 in its original form and in its amended forms because in the end it was a ban and that was ruled unconstitutional by the New Mexico Supreme Court. 

So Delegate Bell then told me the VSP Investigator advised him that Virginia needed to “align with Federal Code” and that HB1485 would get us there. 

I then explained to Delegate Bell that I’m well versed in Federal Code for “Sex Offenders” it’s the Adam Walsh Act 2006 also known as SORNA which does NOT have loitering or residency restriction for “Sex Offenders”. Then that there were some pending Bills in Washington for employment of RSO’s with children, but they had not become Federal law at that point. So on the second claim by the VSP Investigator on what HB1485 would do, he was wrong again, or perhaps he had lied to the Delegate or perhaps the Delegate wasn’t being truthful with me. Which option was it? I had been given  2 reasons for HB1485 that were NOT true and I had to make sure these false claims did not spread as fact in an attempt to get public support or Legislature support for this Bill and any Companion version that may pop up at session. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Virginia State Police Allocates 173% More Hours Each Year to the VCheck Firearm Program than for RSO’s to Be Able to Register, Re-register and Update Data Changes to Avoid a Felony



Hours of operation, the ability to access the Virginia State Police is what this post will be about.
 
Of Virginia’s 22,588 (October 2016 count) Registered Sex Offenders 40% are incarcerated, 20% are under VA-DOC supervision and 40% are under Virginia State Police supervision. So that’s 60% that must re-register every 30, 90, 120 or 365 days each year. Plus anytime the RSO moves, changes jobs, enrolls or un-enrolls in school, buys or sells a vehicle or deletes or create san email address they must go in-person to a Virginia State Police location within either 3 days (not business days) or 30 minutes (for email and Instant Messenger) per Virginia law. 

Some RSO’s might go to their local police or sheriff’s office for VSP Registry changes but experience has taught most RSO’s that’s a risk with a possible felony punishment. Registration paperwork has been known to take forever to get from a local authority to the VSP or it has been lost all together, so most VA RSO’s go directly to the VSP. 

60% of the RSO population that utilizes the VSP locations is 13,177 people. The majority of those people must re-register 4 times per year (every 90 days) but some do so through the mail 2 or 3 of those 4 times. But then there are those data changes and in the last 10 years we’ve personally learned that averages one visit per year and yet we’ve never changed our residence or employment and most RSO’s do. 

So let’s go with a very conservative average of 2 visits to a VSP location per year for the 13,177 RSO’s. 

A VSP Trooper or VSP employee spends an average of 20 minutes with each RSO who comes in to re-register or update their data. 

That works out to be  26,354 visits per year to a VSP location by Virginia RSO’s at 20 minutes each that’s 8,784 hours in 2015 was needed to manage all the Registered Sex Offenders in Virginia. 
 

50 States: Juvenile Registration as Sex Offenders - Public, Private or Not at All?


No Registration for Juveniles:

  1. Alaska
  2. Connecticut
  3. Hawaii
  4. Nebraska
  5. West Virginia
  6. District of Columbia
State that have Private (Authorities Only) Registries:
  1. Arizona                           for Tier/Level 1 AND some Juveniles
  2. Arkansas                        for some Juveniles
  3. Colorado*                   for Juveniles
  4. Delaware                     for Tier/Level 1
  5. Idaho                           for Juveniles
  6. Illinois                         for Juveniles
  7. Maryland*                  for Juveniles
  8. Massachusetts             for Tier/Level 1 AND 2’s AND some Juveniles
  9. Michigan*                   for Juveniles
  10. Minnesota                   for Tier/Level 1 AND 2’s AND Juveniles
  11. Nevada*                        for Tier/Level 0 AND 1’s
  12. New Hampshire           for Tier/Level 1 AND Juveniles
  13. New Jersey                  for Tier/Level 1 AND some 2’s AND some Juveniles
  14. New York                     for Tier/Level 1 AND Juveniles
  15. North Carolina             for Juveniles
  16. Oklahoma*                     for Juveniles
  17. Pennsylvania*              for Juveniles
  18. Rhode Island                for Tier/Level 1 AND Juveniles
  19. Tennessee*                  for Juveniles
  20. Vermont                           for Juveniles until age of 18 then placed on Internet
  21. Wisconsin                     for Tier/Level 1 AND 2’s AND Juveniles
  22. Wyoming*                    for Juveniles 
State has Automatic Removal from Registry for Juveniles:
  1. New Hampshire               at age 17
  2. Idaho                                  at age 21
  3. Maryland*                         at age 21
  4. Missouri                         at age 21         (for some)
  5. Oklahoma *                       at age 21
  6. Arizona                               at age 25
  7. Texas                                  at 10th year OR end of jurisdiction which ever comes first
State allows a Court Petition for Removal from Registry for Juveniles: