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").
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a result, he or she is not required to be registered in New York State.
However, a juvenile offender convicted of a sex crime is required to register.
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.
These designations, along with risk level, govern the length of time that an offender must register.