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KBI: Parents should check offenders list before Halloween
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With Halloween just a week away, the KBI recommends parents check for registered offenders in their neighborhoods and any areas where their children plan to trick-or-treat. The site allows searches within three miles of an address for registered sex offenders, drug offenders and other violent offenders. You can also perform searches by name, zip code and county, or sign up to receive alerts if an offender registers in your community. The Kansas Offender Registration Act KORA does not prevent registered offenders from participating in Halloween activities, unless they are on parole or probation and it is specifically restricted. Registered offenders are allowed to pass out candy, decorate their homes, wear costumes, and attend any festival, party or parade.
The group, which includes members of law enforcement, prosecutors, laboratory professionals, medical professionals, and victim advocates from across the state, first assisted in making recommendations to prioritize the testing of over 2, previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits SAKs in Kansas. The group then focused on trying to develop a method by which incoming cases could be prioritized for testing. After extensive research and exploring a variety of options, the group recommended a strong focus be placed on case-specific communication between law enforcement, prosecutors, and the laboratory. The letter was disseminated at the beginning of April, which is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click here to view the letter.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to perform a check for registered offenders in their neighborhoods, and areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to Halloween festivities. The site allows searches within three miles of an address for registered sex offenders, drug offenders and other violent offenders. You can also perform searches by name, zip code and county, or sign up to receive alerts if an offender registers in your community. You can also search for registered sex offenders and the locations of various crimes at communitycrimemap. For the national sex offender registry, click here.