The Domestic Violence Unit also handles the prosecution of designated felony offenders in the Family Court. Some states exclude low tier offenders from public registries while in others, all offenders are publicly listed. These disparities in state legislation have caused unexpected problems to some registrants when moving from state to another, finding themselves subject to public disclosure on their destination state's sex offender website, and longer registration periods sometimes for life , even though they originally were excluded from public registry and required to register for a shorter period. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld sex offender registration laws twice, in two respects. Assistant District Attorneys in the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau are specially trained in identifying child sexual abuse syndrome, battered child syndrome, shaken baby syndrome, battered women's syndrome, and rape trauma syndrome. Since information changes quickly, and there may be gaps in data received, the Virginia State Police makes no representation, either express or implied, that the information on this site is complete or accurate. In some jurisdictions, they cannot live within a certain distance of places children or families gather. However political lobby group the Sensible Sentencing Trust has criticised the proposed register for its lack of public access. Public disclosure of sex offender information[ edit ] Currently, only the United States allows, and more often than not requires public disclosure of offender information, regardless of individual risk. Recidivism rates only measure how many people return to prison or are arrested for a new offense and do not measure how many people actually commit a new criminal offense some criminals commit new offenses after release from prison but do not get caught. The Sex Offender Registry now posts multiple photos of registered sex offenders, as they become available, to provide New Yorkers with additional information to keep their families safe. In , a murder registry was proposed in Rhode Island and an animal abuser registry was proposed in Pennsylvania. Such places are usually schools, worship centers, and parks, but could also include public venues stadiums , airports, apartments, malls, major retail stores, college campuses, and certain neighborhoods unless for essential business. Level Tier I, Level II, and Level III offenders, information is usually accessible related to that level information being more accessible to the public for higher level offenders. In addition to this primary function, the appellate attorneys frequently provide trial support in the form of legal research, writing and oral argument.