Notification is Prevention Foundation is the only national organization whose mission is to increase public awareness of registered sex offenders through grass-roots efforts of education, community awareness, and increased government interaction. NIPF supports legislation such as Megan’s Law, the Jessica Lunsford Act, the Adam Walsh Act, and future legislation to prevent future victimization.
In response to law enforcement agencies seeking a more expanded approach to meeting community notification inquiries, NIPF provides a direct mail notification service to assist law enforcement, probation, and parole officers. In 2008 NIPF mailed over 2.5 million community notification postcards nationwide, alerting citizens of sex offenders living in their neighborhoods. The postcards include sex offenders name, address, scars, tattoos, gender, race, hair, eyes, age, weight, and conviction code. This is the only service of this kind in the country.
1. Ensure state sex offender registries increase accuracy of databases to 90%.
2. Improve time from registration to web and community notification to 24 hours or less.
3. Provide tools to registration points that meet minimal statutory requirements.
Educate and inform the public about sex offenders within geographic proximity.
1. Require the sex offender to pay for their community notification cards to be mailed in a .3 mile radius up to a 1 mile radius.
2. Use mapping technology and US Post Office to mail community notification cards.
3. Provide mailing service for local law enforcement at a cost of one 1st class stamp per mail piece.
4. Mail 4 million community notifications cards in 2009.
5. Mailing done in less than 48 hours.