Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Megan’s Law, Sex Offenses & Offenders

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 at, institutions of higher education. The CSCPA is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act.

The federal law requires state law enforcement agencies to maintain a registry of sexual offenders. In Pennsylvania the Pennsylvania State Police maintain such a registry at the following website: www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us.

All CCAC students, faculty and staff can access this site and view not only the registry but all the associated information including policy and restrictions on divulging various information about individuals. The law also states procedures requiring local law enforcement to make specific notifications to institutions of higher education when certain conditions exist. In the event that CCAC receives such notification the appropriate information will be made available to the campus community.

Community College of Allegheny County encourages all individuals who feel they are, have been or may be victims of sexual crimes, sexual intimidation or sexual discrimination to report to any of the following for assistance: Campus Security, local law enforcement, Dean of Student Development, Student Counselors, Supportive Services, Student Life, any campus administrator (for referral) or the following local agencies in Allegheny County; Center for Victims of Violence and Crime @ 412.392.8582 (24 hours) or Pittsburgh Action Against Rape @ 1.866.END.RAPE (24 hours).