The risk level determines how much information can be provided to the community.There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender.Effective March 15, 2010, you can now register to receive alerts – via e-mail, text message, fax or telephone – whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender listed on the public subdirectory moves to, or from, a community of interest to you or your family.You may also call the Sex Offender Registry at 518-457-5837 or 1-800-262-3257 to get information about all levels of sex offenders.sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender) in which case they must register for life.Level 2 offenders (moderate risk) and Level 3 offenders (high risk) must register for life.federal, military, or another state/country) must register if they have been convicted of an offense that requires registration as determined by the New York State Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders.Any offender who has moved to New York from another state or country must register with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services no later than 10 days after moving.
In addition, offenders convicted of a sex offense on or after that date, or sentenced to probation, local jail, or state prison after that date, must register upon returning to the community.
The Sex Offender Registration Act does not restrict where a registered sex offender may live.
However, if the offender is under parole or probation supervision, other New York State laws may limit the offender from living within 1,000 feet of a school or other facility caring for children. A sex offender must provide (in writing) DCJS his or her new address no later than 10 days after moving.
If you have information that an offender is not living at the reported address, you should contact your local law enforcement agency.
An individual who is adjudicated as a youthful offender or juvenile delinquent is not convicted of a crime, and his or her records are not available to the public.