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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 12, 2011 Eastern District of California, Deputy Jason Ferrell
(559) 487-5559
Meagan's Law Awareness at the Big Fresno Fair

From October 5, 2011 through October 7, 2011, the United States Marshals Service in the Eastern District of California, Fresno partnered with the Fresno Police Department at the Big Fresno Fair in order to enhance awareness of the Meaganís Law Website. Deputies and detectives interacted with the community by distributing pamphlets, pencils, badges, and stickers. Parents were encouraged to access the Meaganís Law website to determine if registered sex offenders are living in their neighborhood. The pamphlets also provided law enforcement contact information in order to report sex offenders to authorities. Parents were very receptive to the information being disseminated and were appreciative of the law enforcement presence at the Big Fresno Fair.

The United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigations Branch (SOIB) was created following the passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (AWA) in July 2006. The SOIBís role is to carry out the USMS responsibilities in connection with the enforcement of the AWA. To ensure the safety of communities and children across the country, the Marshals Service implemented an aggressive enforcement strategy to fulfill these responsibilities.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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