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 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.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.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).
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.The risk level determines how much information can be provided to the community.There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender. Since then, a number of changes have been made to the original statute.The statute may be found on the New York State Senate website - New York Laws, Corrections Law 168.