A sex offender registry is essentially a database of information about convicted sex offenders that's maintained and accessed by law enforcement to monitor and track sex offenders in the community.
Some of the information in a registry of this kind is made available to the public at large, typically through sex offender websites. Requirements with respect to who must register, what information they must provide, and what information the public may see can vary by jurisdiction, so be sure to check the applicable laws in your state.
Notwithstanding (and in part because of) the local nature of registration, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA") was passed in 2006 in order to strengthen the national network of registration and notification programs and to establish minimum standards for such systems.
However, not all states have substantially implemented SORNA's standards.
It has not been made available for you to take action against any individual.The National Sex Offender Public Website—coordinated by the Department of Justice—enables every citizen to search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and numerous Indian tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.To run a search: Enter the site, select the “I agree” button under Conditions of Use, fill out the Search form, and select “Search.”You can also search registry websites maintained by individual jurisdictions by following the links below.Public notification will only be made if it is necessary to protect the public.However, the Act specifically states that in no case shall the FBI release the identity of any victim of an offense that required registration of a sex offender.The registry will allow you to choose a county in Indiana and enter any local address in that county.