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By law, DCJS cannot list Level 1 offenders on its website.
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.
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.
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).
There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender.
The statute may be found on the New York State Senate website - New York Laws, Corrections Law 168.
Level 1 offenders (low risk) must register for 20 years, unless they have a designation (e.g.
sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender) in which case they must register for life.
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.
Employers must abide by New York State, local, and federal laws when making hiring decisions with regard to individuals with criminal convictions, including individuals convicted of sex crimes.