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Notification

Active Community Notification

Active Community Notification can ONLY take place for a sexual offender who has been given one of the following designations:

  1. Sexually Violent Predator - An individual convicted of a Tier I sexual offense, a Tier II sexual offense, or a Tier III sexual offense who is determined to be a Sexually Violent Predator by the Court. The term also includes an individual determined to be a Sexually Violent Predator or a similar designation where the determination occurred in another jurisdiction, a foreign country or by court martial following a judicial or administrative determination pursuant to a process similar to that of the Commonwealth’s.
  2. Sexually Violent Delinquent Child - A child who has been found to be delinquent for an act of sexual violence which if committed by an adult would be a violation of 18 Pa.C.S. § 3121 (relating to rape), 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse), 3124.1 (relating to sexual assault), 3125 (relating to aggravated indecent assault), 3126 (relating to indecent assault) or 4302 (relating to incest)and who has been determined by the Court to be in need of commitment for involuntary treatment.

The Pennsylvania State Police will provide community notification flyers to the police departments having primary jurisdiction over the municipalities where the Sexually Violent Predator/Sexually Violent Delinquent Child resides. In the case of a homeless/transient Sexually Violent Predator or homeless/transient Sexually Violent Delinquent Child, the Pennsylvania State Police will provide community notification flyers to the police departments having primary jurisdiction over the municipalities where the homeless/transient Sexually Violent Predator or homeless/transient Sexually Violent Delinquent Child maintains a temporary habitat or other temporary place of abode or dwelling, including, but not limited to, a homeless shelter or park, where the individual is lodged. Included with the community notification flyers are instructions for the police departments on how to perform community notification.

The community notification flyers contain the following information:

NOTE: The community notification flyers WILL NOT include any information that might reveal the victim's name, identity, and residence.

The chief law enforcement officer of the police department of the municipality where a Sexually Violent Predator or Sexually Violent Delinquent Child resides is responsible for community notification. In the case of a homeless/transient Sexually Violent Predator or homeless/transient Sexually Violent Delinquent Child, the chief law enforcement officer of the police department of the municipality where the offender maintains a temporary habitat or other temporary place of abode or dwelling, including, but not limited to, a homeless shelter or park, where the individual is lodged, is responsible for community notification. The officer is required to make community notification to the following persons:

Victim Notification

Victims of Sexually Violent Predators / Sexually Violent Delinquent Child

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