The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) is a federal law enacted on October 28, 2000. Among other things, this law facilitates the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders who are: 1) students of, 2) employees of, or 3) volunteers at an institute of higher education.
The CSCPA amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act (WETTERLING) to require sex offenders who are already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed or carries on a vocation or is a student effective as of October 28, 2002.
The CSCPA also amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (CLERY) to require institutions of higher education to issue a statement, in addition to other disclosures required under CLERY, advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information regarding convicted sex offenders is provided by their State.
Finally, the CSCPA amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to state that nothing in FERPA can prohibit an institute of higher education from disclosing information provided to that institution concerning registered sex offenders.
The Kentucky State Police provides a publicly accessible database of sex offenders who are required to register. This database may be accessed at http://kspsor.state.ky.us/.
This information may also be found in the Daymar College Catalog or in the Campus Security Act and Student Right to Know Act - Annual Disclosures. Ask to speak with your campuses' Student Services Coordinator regarding any questions or concerns.
(This information is presented in compliance with the above-listed U.S. Federal statutes and is for informational purposes only.)