Notification Is Prevention Foundation (NIPF)
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.
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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.
The Notification is Prevention Foundation (NIPF) was founded in response to requests for assistance by law enforcement agencies who wanted to provide active direct mail notification. NIPF helps state and local law enforcement and parole officers in establishing sex offender registration, verification, and automatic notification programs.
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The Notification Is Prevention Foundation is proud to work with various partners in providing quality information regarding sexual predator laws and resources.
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NIPF is actively involved in amending legislation to support more proactive and broad based community notification. Law enforcement agencies are required by law to make sex offender registration available for public record but do not have to actively notify the public. The Wetterling Act and Megan's Law do not require active community notification only its passive release, meaning that sex offender information is only available to those who register to receive notification. Several states have extended the federal minimum passive release requirement to mandate some form of active community notification. NIPF supports legislation that provides online public access to sex offender registrations, as well as proactively notifying the community through mail, media, and educational programs of where the sex offenders are living and working
Notification is Prevention Foundation (NIPF) is a nonprofit corporation that promotes reliable information to the public concerning sexual offenders living in their community. We provide information, training and support to enable state and local law enforcement agencies to develop effective sex offender education programs to support Megan’s Law and the Adam Walsh Act.
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Download and / or print our online safety tips fliers (.pdf) about school safety, family safety, internet safety and many other topics important to the protection of your family. These fliers are great to share with school groups, church and civic organizations, home owner's groups and more.
Visit the NIPF' online calendar to learn about upcoming events related to our efforts.
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