SEX CRIME PREVENTION ACT
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000, that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, working or volunteering on campus. It also amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where to obtain law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders.
The Act further amends the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to clarify that nothing in that Act can prohibit an educational institution from disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders.
The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. The database, updated daily, is at the following Web site: http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/.
Illinois state law also further amends registration regulations, stating: Effective January 1, 2012, a sex offender who is employed or attending an institution of higher education must register in person with the public safety or security director of the institution of higher education.