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).
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.
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.
The risk level determines how much information can be provided to the community.
Furthermore, offenders who establish residence in New York State but were convicted in other jurisdictions (e.g.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.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.