37 Pa. Code § 55.2 - Legislative finding
Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 40, October 2, 2021
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§ 55.2.Legislative finding.
(a) The General Assembly has determined and declared that if the public is provided adequate notice and information about sexually violent predators and certain other offenders, the communities can develop constructive plans to prepare themselves and their children for the offender’s release. This allows communities to meet with law enforcement agencies to prepare and obtain information about the rights and responsibilities of the communities and to provide education and counseling to their children.
(b) Persons found to have committed sexually violent offenses have a reduced expectation of privacy because of the public’s interest in public safety and in the effective operation of government.
(c) Release of information about sexually violent predators to public agencies and the general public will further the governmental interests of public safety and public scrutiny of the criminal and mental health systems so long as the information released is rationally related to the furtherance of those goals.