Sex Offender Management
DCJS is responsible for maintaining the New York State Sex Offender Registry.
Registered sex offenders are assigned a risk level by judge after a court hearing:
Level 1 (low risk of re-offense); Level 2 (medium risk of re-offense), and Level 3 (high risk of re-offense).
By law, only Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders are included in this online directory.
The state’s NY-ALERT system can notify you whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender listed in the online directory moves.
Get information about Level 1 offenders and offenders whose risk levels have not yet been determined by a judge by:
- Calling 800-262-3257, 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays).
- Callers must have an individual's name and one of the following – an exact address, date of birth, driver's license number, or Social Security number – to learn if that individual is on the Registry.
Employers, children’s camp operators, and volunteer organizations can submit search requests directly to the Registry. Learn more about that process.
Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger, is designed to educate parents on the topic of sexual abuse. It features interviews with four paroled child molesters who provide candid insight into how they preyed on their victims and important information detailing how parents can protect their children; interviews with three survivors of childhood sexual abuse; and a demonstration by an FBI Special Agent who details the dangers of online chat rooms.