Number of CA Registrants Continues to Decrease

The number of individuals required to register in California continues to decrease, according to the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB).  During the past two months, the total number of individuals required to register decreased by 532 and the total number of registrants who are homeless decreased by 422.

“It appears that the Tiered Registry Law is having the desired effect, that is, it is leading to the removal of registrants who do not pose a current danger,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.

In addition, the California Department of Justice reported during last week’s CASOMB meeting, that there are 80,610 registrants living in the community.  Of that total, there are 18,993 registrants who have failed to register on time.  


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Still a drop in the bucket at the end of the day. We should keep arguing that any registry at all violates the right to privacy. And that any supposed right to know, is arguing for a right that isn’t enumerated in the constitution.

get rid of the LIFETIME 311 and the registry will probably drop to HALF of what it is…..

It’s obvious, Tax Dollars, that you are not an attorney. Because if you were an attorney, you would be able to read and understand the previous requirements for registrants applying for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. I am an attorney and I helped several people obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation. However, I also had to inform most registrants who asked that they were not eligible to apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation. That is because only about 1 percent of registrants were eligible to apply. By comparison, more than 60 percent of registrants under the new Tiered Registry Law are currently eligible or will be eligible soon to petition for removal from the registry. Do the math. That is an increase of at least 59 percent. Please refrain in the future from spreading false information on this website. If you do not refrain from spreading false information, your comments will no longer be posted.

@Tax Dollars wrote:

Nearly all sex offender after 10 years could apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation if granted ended the duty to register until SB 384 went into effect in July 2021.

Your statement runs contrary to the continued increase of registrants on the registry before SB-384 became law. Not all sex offenders qualify for the CoR because not all sex offenders are given the pathway to 1203.4, which is a requirement for the CoR. Yet even those with a 1203.4, there are some convictions or felony convictions that cannot apply for the CoR.

The CoR petition has a much higher threshold than SB-384 petition because one says you’re rehabilitated and the other says you no longer have to register. But because SB-384 was made law, the ability to de-register for the CoR no longer exists. That means you have to petition for the CoR separately to have the state recognize you are rehabilitated.

As for SB-384 legislation, that’s a different matter because it still doesn’t follow the science.

However, we still have scarlet letters on our passport, forever.

‘80,610 registrants living in the community,’ but how many “Registered Sex Offenders” are also incarcerated? 🤔

Also, with 18,993 registrants who have failed to register on time that’s about 23.5% of sex offenders who are not compliant. A very significant number, that keeps the Sex Offender Industrial System churning business, as these ‘noncompliant’ sex offenders are eventually returned to face “Justice” in the future.

Tipping my hat dynamically for Janice Bellucci and all she had ever done to have lead this rewarding decrease in public registration in California.

Sadly, though, no one in the USA, as of now, will stop being a branded registrant. One may not need to register in California anymore, but you are still required to register with every other state you might visit; especially if it’s a state that still has a no-excuse lifetime registration requirement. **sighs**

Well, now that we’re progressing just fine with California, I guess we know now what our next goals should be. 🙂

Last edited 8 months ago by AC

Yes! I might have been one of the last individuals to obtain a COR and get off the registry. The deadline was July 1st 2021! I was ordered to no longer register via the court and received a subsequent letter substantiating this via the DOJ! Not one LE agency has called me substantiating this (the locations where I registered! I had to call their clerical. The COR sends a strong message to licensing agencies. Best of luck. Please be reminded 1 less registrant could affect a whole family? Wife? Children? Children’s futures! Place of employment? Residence location? This is huge! I was freed over 1 year ago and I love my life now!