The California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) has assigned tiers to more than 9,000 individuals required to register during the past seven months. As a result, there are up to 9,000 additional registrants who are now eligible to petition for removal from the registry.
ACSOL filed a lawsuit on January 5, 2023, in Sacramento Superior Court requesting that the court order CA DOJ to assign all individuals required to register to a tier. At the time the case was filed, more than 12,500 registrants lacked a tier and therefore could not petition for removal from the registry.
According to a legal document filed on behalf of CA DOJ, there are currently 3,385 registrants who lack a tier assignment. Given the rate of tier assignments, all registrants are expected to receive a tier by December 31.
“This lawsuit is producing the desired results, that is, the California Department of Justice has significantly increased its efforts to assign registrants to a tier,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
Individuals who have not yet received a tier assignment can directly request a tier assignment from CA DOJ by sending that request by email to SB384@doj.ca.gov.