The registry, including the Public Notification Database, is based on the Virginia General Assembly's decision to facilitate access to publicly-available information about persons convicted of specified violent and sexual offenses. The Virginia State Police has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion within this registry, and has made no determination that any individual included in the registry is currently dangerous. The main purpose of providing this data on the internet is to make the information more easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual.
Adult individuals found within the registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and applicable state law. Juveniles over the age of 13 at the time of offense, who are tried as a juvenile and are adjudicated delinquent, are also included within the registry if the trial Court determined that the circumstances of the offense require offender registration and ordered the juvenile to register pursuant to § 9.1-902(G)of the Code of Virginia. The registry contains information on all sex offenders required to register in Virginia pursuant to § 9.1-902 of the Code of Virginia.