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Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween 2016 Do’s and Don’ts for Virginia’s Registered Sex Offenders


Halloween 2016 is next Monday! 

What Can and Can't Registered Sex Offenders (RSO’s) in Virginia legally do on and around the holiday? 

In Virginia there are NO State or Local Laws prohibiting RSO’s from participating in Halloween activities.
 
RSO’s  Can:
  1. Have their front door/porch lights on
  2. Decorate their door/home/yard
  3. Accompany their children, grand-children, step-children, step-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins or ANY child trick-or-treating (but not at a school-sponsored event or at a daycare facility)
  4. Answer their own door and hand out candy
  5. Wear a costume
  6. Attend Halloween parties / events (but not at a school-sponsored event or at a daycare facility)
BUT, if the RSO is under Virginia’s Department of Correction Probation Supervision then there MAY be restrictions specific to THOSE RSO’s that they MUST follow or face a Probation Violation (a felony). These VA-DOC Halloween programs are known as Operation Trick-Not-Treat AND Operation Porch-Lights-Out.