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Megan Kanka
"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
Elizabeth Fry

MEGAN'S LAW UNIT

Phone: (908) 475-6216
Fax: (908) 475-6344
Email: meganslaw@co.warren.nj.us

This Unit was created after the adoption of Megan's Law on October 31, 1994 . The Unit administers and enforces all legal requirements regarding the administration and enforcement of Megan's Law in Warren County. These statutes include N.J.S.A 2C: 7-1 et seq. (The Registration and Notification of Release of Certain Offenders) and N.J.S.A. 2C: 43-6.4 (Special Sentence of Community Supervision for Life), as well as the statutes requiring DNA testing, Internet publication and Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators.

The Unit:

  • Identifies individuals subject to Meganís Law
  • Tracks their registration process
  • Investigates the background of registrants
  • Classifies the individuals as low, moderate or high risk
  • Obtains necessary Court approvals of tier classifications and notifications
  • Notifies the organizations or areas authorized by the Court
  • Prosecutes those who violate various parts of Meganís Law

The Unit also provides education concerning the functioning of Meganís Law to law enforcement, members of the public, and professional groups including PTAs, day care providers, public school faculty and service organizations.

Four people make up the unit: an Assistant Prosecutor, a Detective, a Senior Clerk Transcriber and an Intern.

The following links may be of interest or assistance:

New Jersey Meganís Law Guidelines............http://www.state.nj.us/lps/dcj/megan/meghome.htm

New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry............http://www.njsp.org/info/reg_sexoffend.html

Meganís Law in All 50 States............http://www.klaaskids.org/pg-legmeg.htm

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children............http://www.missingkids.com/

Parents for Meganís Law Clearinghouse............http://www.parentsformeganslaw.com/

Center For Sex Offender Management............http://www.csom.com