What does Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) mean?
SVP is a designation given to some adult convicted sex offenders. In 1999, the General Assembly decided that a small percentage of persons who are convicted of offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior continue to pose enough of a risk to the community that persons in the community should be told when the SVP moves into their neighborhood. SVP's are identified by their crime of conviction and by their performance on a scientific screening instrument. Persons meeting the criteria for SVP must register quarterly with their local law enforcement agency. If an SVP was convicted of an offense on or after 07/01/99, the community may be notified via a Community Notification Meeting and through the use of notification materials developed and approved by the Sex Offender Management Board.

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1. Can I have a copy of the Registered Sex Offender List?
2. What does Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) mean?
3. If a sex offender is so dangerous, why is (s)he allowed out in the community?
4. Why aren’t communities notified when other types of sex offenders are released?
5. Isn’t it just a matter of time before the SVP commits another crime?
6. Now that I know a sex offender lives in my community, what should I do differently to protect my family and myself?
7. What do I tell my children about this SVP?
8. How would I know if my child has been sexually victimized?