The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act is a federal law that provides the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders that are enrolled, employed, or who volunteer at higher education institutions. The Act amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. These amendments require that sex offenders, who are already required to register in a state, provide notice of any enrollment, employment, and volunteerism at any and all higher education institutions within that state. In addition, higher education institutions are required to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the campus community is advised that the following site may be accessed to obtain information on registered sex offenders: www.vsp.state.va.us. This site is maintained by the Virginia State Police and provides information about registered sex offenders in Laurel Ridge’s service area and in the state of Virginia. Upon accessing the Web site, click on the “sex offender registry” link for relevant information pertaining to registered sex offenders.