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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: