It results in a year re-offense rate of less than 2. These requirements serve as a baseline that all states are encouraged but not required to meet. One of the ways to be proactive about safety is by staying informed of who is living and working in your neighborhood. It is your responsibility to make sure the records you access through this site pertain to the person about whom you are seeking information. HOPE or chat online at online. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions including housing. To speak with someone who is trained to help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at Who has to register? For male sex offenders with severe or extreme paraphilias, physical castration appears to be effective. The information in this registry is provided to MDPS by criminal justice agencies and representatives. The California Department of Justice has not considered or assessed the specific risk that any convicted sex offender displayed on this website will commit another offense or the nature of any future crimes that may be committed. This penalty does not include viewing information on the Main page or within the links on that page. Extreme care must be taken in the use of information because mistaken identification may occur when relying solely upon name, age and address to identify individuals. People convicted of any sex crime are "transformed into a concept of evil, which is then personified as a group of faceless, terrifying, and predatory devils", who are, contrary to scientific evidence, perceived as a constant threat, habitually waiting for an opportunity to attack. Many aspects of the laws are criticised by reformists and civil right groups like National RSOL  and Human Right Watch ,   and treatment professionals as Atsa. This information is made available for the purpose of protecting the public.