Illinois Compiled Statutes (730 ILCS 154/85 (a) and (b)) mandate that the Illinois State Police ("ISP") establish and maintain a statewide Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database
identifying violent offenders against youth who have been convicted of certain offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Violent Offender Against Youth.Persons required to register as Violent Offender Against Youths are persons who have been convicted of an offense listed in Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 154/5 when such charge results in the finding the offense was not sexually motivated and in the finding one of the following:
- A conviction for the commission of the offense or attempt to commit the offense
- A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity of committing the offense or attempting to commit the offense
- A finding not resulting in an acquittal at a hearing for the alleged commission or attempted commission of the offense
The Violent Offender Against Youth Registry was created in response to the Illinois Legislature's determination to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of certain offenses against youth. ISP has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this registry and has made no determination that any individual included in the registry is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record, Illinois state law, and proof the offense was not sexually motivated. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information readily available and accessible, not to warn about specific individuals.