This Website is provided as a public service by the U. Department of Justice "the Department". Using this Website, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating Jurisdiction Website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities. Information from the various Jurisdiction Websites is not hosted by the Department, and the Department has neither responsibility for nor control over the information available for public inspection or search from individual Jurisdiction Websites that are accessible through this Website.