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.

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A list of registerable sex offenses can be found here.

Furthermore, offenders who establish residence in New York State but were convicted in other jurisdictions (e.g.

If you learn information about an offender, you may tell others.

However, the information may not be used to harass or commit a crime against any person. Children may not be able to process the graphic nature of some offenses.

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.

There are three levels, based upon an offender's risk of committing another sex crime and harm to the community: Level 1 (low), Level 2 (moderate), and Level 3 (high).

As a general rule, the sentencing court will determine an offender's risk level at the time of sentencing (in probation cases) or at the time of release from custody (in jail or prison cases).

Anyone who was on parole or probation or incarcerated for a sex offense on January 21, 1996, must register as a sex offender with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services ("DCJS").