Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Act of 2000 requires colleges and universities to inform students and employees how to learn the identity of registered sex offenders on campus. This law contains the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which became effective on October 23, 2002.
Sex offender information is compiled by the Illinois State Police. The State Police maintain a website that allows you to search their sex offender database online. To learn the identity of registered sex offenders on or near campus, or anywhere in Illinois, visit the Sex Offender Database. Once there, you can search by city, county, or zip code.
Here is some useful information for conducting your search:
- Lincoln Land Community College is located in Sangamon County.
- The college Zip Code is 62703
The LLCC Police Department maintains a log of all individuals designated as “registered sex offenders” who are either current students or employees of any of Lincoln Land Community College’s campuses. Campus community members may access this log at the campus police department during normal business hours.
Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act
Effective January 1, 2012, changes to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act went into effect that require registered sex offenders who are either enrolled in class or are employed by an institution of higher education to complete an Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act/Institutions of Higher Education Employment/Student Information form (ISP 5-695) with the agency of jurisdiction in which they reside (Police or Sheriff’s Department that serves their home residence), the agency of jurisdiction in which they are attending an institution of higher education (Springfield Police Department), and with the Public Safety Director/Police Chief at the institution of higher education that they are attending and/or employed (Lincoln Land Community College Police Department). Sex offenders who fail to properly register their status as a student or employee at an institution of higher education are in violation of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act and face arrest for a Class 3 Felony. They also face disciplinary actions that may include suspension or termination of student or employee status. Sex offenders with questions about this registration requirement should call the LLCC Police Department at 217-786-2278.
Lastly, the act amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to clarify that nothing in the Act may be construed to prohibit an educational institution from disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders; and requires the Secretary of Education to take appropriate steps to notify educational institutions that disclosure of this information is permitted.