Sex Offender Maps
Megan's Law Sex Offender Maps
Assembly Bill 488 (Nicole Parra) provides the public with detailed information online for registered sex offenders required to register with local law enforcement under California's Megan's Law.
For more than 50 years, California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies. However, information on the whereabouts of these sex offenders was not available to the public until the implementation of the Child Molester Identification Line in July 1995. The available information was further expanded by California's Megan's Law in 1996 (Chapter 908, Stats. of 1996).
California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders, to protect members of our local communities.
- Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street without the family's knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area.
- All states now have a form of Megan's Law.
- The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against an offender.
- Megan's Law Map service is provided by the State of California Office of the Attorney General.
Please follow the link below to access the Megan's Law Registered Sex Offender Database.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/21/2015