What is “Megan’s Law”?

The so-called “Megan’s Law,” is named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka of Hamilton Township, N.J., who was killed. Charged with the crime was a convicted sex offender who the Kankas were unaware lived across the street from them. In order to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in the future, on September 6, 1996, California State Assembly Bill 1562 was adopted, implementing California’s version of the federal “Megan’s Law.”

The Fairfax Police Department is firmly committed to protecting young people from sexual predators and works with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department to provide the public with access to certain sex offender information prepared by the Department of Justice.

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