On April 8th, the Office of the Attorney General Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center officially released a major upgrade to the Hawaii Sex Offender Search mobile app. App users can now sign up for alerts regarding offenders in an area based on a zip code, or street name and city. The alerts notify subscribers whenever an offender has relocated to the area, or an existing offender in the area has updated their registration information.
Chapter 846E, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), mandates that the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center maintain a central repository of covered offenders in the State of Hawaii. A covered offender is a sex offender or an offender against minors, as defined in Chapter 846E, HRS. The public can access information that provides the facts about each offender’s criminal conviction. The app does not provide an estimate of the offender’s level of dangerousness.
Hawaii Sex Offender Search is a free app available for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices. Users can download the app from the Android and Apple App stores. Users can also view an online directory of Hawaii registered sex offenders and other covered offenders at sexoffender.ehawaii.gov.
Both applications were created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, the official internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium partners with state agencies to bring more state business online and improve public access to government information.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at egov.com.