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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween 2015 Do’s and Don’ts for Virginia’s Registered Sex Offenders


Update:

As of October 31, 2015 3:15PM no VA-DOC Press Release has been posted about the Halloween program. I’m not sure what this means. Did they send it to all the news outlets and just forget to post it on their website OR did they actually NOT do a press release for 2015?
 
I’m hoping for the latter. 

Mary 

 
Original Post: 
 
Saturday is Halloween! 

So far, I’ve been contacted by one Virginia Television station and one Virginia newspaper about Halloween and “Sex Offenders” this week. 

I have already posted a few times before today about the upcoming holiday for RSO’s:
I expect the VA-DOC’s Halloween press release will come out today but it could be tomorrow. 

So what can and can't you do on Halloween as a Registered Sex Offender (RSO) in Virginia? 

In Virginia there is no law prohibiting RSO’s from participating in Halloween activities.
RSO’s  can:
  1. Have their front door light on
  2. Decorate their home/yard
  3. Wear a costume
  4. Accompany their own children or grand-children trick-or-treating
  5. Answer their door and hand out candy
  6. Attend a Halloween party
BUT, if the RSO is under Virginia’s Department of Correction Probation Supervision then there MAY be restrictions specific to THAT RSO that they MUST follow or face a probation violation (a felony).