Information about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders can be obtained by checking the DCJS website, which includes a search for Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders.By law, DCJS cannot list Level 1 offenders on its website.
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.
DCJS has many teaching tools on its website under Missing Children/Safety for use when talking to children.
If you believe that a crime is being committed by a sex offender, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately as you would do in any case of suspected criminal activity.
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.If they are registerable, then a court where the offender resides will hold a hearing to determine his/her risk level. However, they must notify DCJS of their new address no later than 10 days after the move.Additionally, offenders must notify the local police department where they have moved that they are now living in that area and comply with whatever sex offender requirements exist in the new jurisdiction.When an incarcerated offender is set to be released into the community, the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders will evaluate the case and provide a risk level recommendation to the court.The court will hold a risk level hearing and assign a level to the offender prior to release.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.