The community notification law applies to offenders who are accepted from another state under a reciprocal agreement for supervision under the interstate compact. These offenders are assigned a risk level based on their out-of-state risk level assignment. However, if the commissioner concludes that the offender is from a state with a risk level assessment law that is not comparable to the Minnesota system, the extent of the notification may not exceed that of a risk level II offender.10 The probation or court services officer who is assigned to supervise the offender must provide written information of the terms and conditions of the offender’s probation to:

  • the victim of and any witnesses to the offense committed by the offender, if the victim or witness request this disclosure; and
  • the chief law enforcement officer in the area where the offender resides or intends to reside.

The law enforcement officer, in consultation with the offender’s probation officer, may provide all or part of this information to certain agencies or groups the offender is likely to encounter. These agencies and groups include public and private educational institutions, day care establishments, and establishments or organizations that primarily serve individuals likely to be victimized by the offender. The officer may also disclose information to individuals the officer believes are likely to be victimized by the offender based on the offender’s pattern of offending or victim preference. This notice requirement does not apply while the offender resides in a residential facility with staff trained in the supervision of predatory offenders. Minn. Stat. §§ 244.052, subd. 3a; 244.10, subd. 8.

CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.

This post is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.