The campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, institutions of higher education. The CSCPA is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offenders Act. In May 1996, the Alabama State Legislature passed a law establishing the Community Notification Act. This law requires convicted adult sex offenders to notify local law enforcement of their residence within the community where they are living. Law enforcement authorities must then notify community residents living near the sex offender. Along with this law are provisions that prohibit a convinced sex offender from living near a school and living in a residence with children.
The College is required to inform the campus community that the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) registration list of sex offenders is available through the Dean of Student Affairs' Office. Additionally, a list of Alabama registered offenders is available from the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s website at www.dps.state.al.us or by calling (334) 242-4371.