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The “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, volunteers at, or employed by institutions of higher education. The Act amends the “Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act” to require sex offenders currently required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, volunteers, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
Release of Information.
Pursuant to 16-22-112(2), Colorado Revised Statutes, each Colorado law enforcement agency shall release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement agency pursuant to this article to any person residing within the local law enforcement agency's jurisdiction. The information is available from the UCCS Police Department, Record Custodian, during normal business hours. The release of such information does not violate the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).
For the city of Colorado Springs, you can visit the Colorado Springs Police website at http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=205. The information provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department is only for sex offenders who reside in Colorado Springs, are required by law to register as sex offenders with the police department, are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws, and are adults who have committed a felony or hold an active warrant for the sex offender's arrest. If you wish to receive a more complete list of sex offenders you will need to complete the appropriate form and attach appropriate fees.
To obtain sex offender registry information for El Paso county, visit the El Paso County Sheriff's website at http://shr.elpasoco.com/Offender+Watch.htm The website includes only those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws.
A person may also request a list from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) maintains the registry and is the official custodian of high-risk registered sex offenders. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has established a website pursuant to 16-22-111, Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). For more information visit CBI's sex offender website at http://www.sor.state.co.us/
HATE CRIMES/BIAS INCIDENTS
As stated in Colorado Revised Statute 18-9-121 Bias-motivated crimes, the Colorado General Assembly defines a Bias-motivated crime as a crime committed with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents Policy10: Non-Discrimination, affirms that the University of Colorado is committed to building a community of students, faculty, and staff in which diversity is a fundamental value. People are different, and the differences among them are what we call diversity -- a natural and enriching hallmark of life. A climate of healthy diversity is one in which people value a rich panoply of diverse ideas, perspectives and backgrounds, individual and group differences, and communicate openly.
If you believe that you may have been a victim of a bias-motivated crime, contact Campus Police at (719) 255-3111.
Pursuant to 18-6-800.3 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, "Domestic violence" means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate